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Cholesterol/CVD

Dietary cholesterol: from physiology to cardiovascular risk 14/03/2011

Dietary cholesterol comes exclusively from animal sources, thus it is naturally present in our diet and tissues. It is an important component of cell membranes and a precursor of bile acids, steroid...

Egg consumption and CHD and stroke mortality: a prospective study of US adults 07/02/2011

Objective  To evaluate the relationship between egg consumption and CHD and stroke mortality using the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-1994 (NHANES III) and follow-up...

Daily egg consumption in hyperlipidemic adults - effects on endothelial function and cardiovascular risk 02/07/2010

Background Limiting consumption of eggs, which are high in cholesterol, is generally recommended to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. However, recent evidence suggests that dietary cholesterol...

Lack of effect of cold water prawns on plasma cholesterol and lipoproteins in normo-lipidaemic men 25/02/2010

Objective Dietary guidelines for the prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) have restricted the intake of foods rich in dietary cholesterol, on the grounds that the dietary cholesterol will...

Dietary cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients: a review of the Harvard Egg Study and other data 01/10/2009

For many years, both the medical community and the general public have incorrectly associated eggs with high serum cholesterol and being deleterious to health, even though cholesterol is an...

Eggs and dietary cholesterol - dispelling the myth 01/03/2009

Summary: Dietary cholesterol in foods such as eggs has only a small and clinically insignificant effect on blood cholesterol, especially when compared with the much greater effects of dietary...

Increased dietary cholesterol does not increase plasma low density lipoprotein when accompanied by an energy-restricted diet and weight loss 01/08/2008

Background Diets enriched with dietary cholesterol, frequently from eggs, have been shown to produce a small but variable increase in plasma low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. There is...

Consumption of menus containing the equivalent of two and four egg yolks in older adults on cholesterol lowering medication is associated with significant changes in serum lutein 01/05/2007

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids which are deposited in the macula and protect against Age Related Macular Degeneration. This 18 week study consisted of Phases 1 and 3 of 4 week duration where...

Balancing and communicating risks and benefits associated with egg consumption – a relative risk study 01/05/2007

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recommend restricting egg consumption based on the hypothesis that egg intake will result in an increase in...

Eggs enhance the anti-inflammatory component of carbohydrate restricted diets 01/05/2007

Carbohydrate restricted diets (CRD) have been shown to significantly decrease body fat and trunk fat and to decrease inflammatory cytokines. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inclusion of...