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Cholesterol/CVD

C - reactive protein (CRP) levels are not affected in participants consuming the equivalent of 2 and 4 egg yolks/day while on cholesterol-lowering medication 01/03/2007

Increased risk of cardiovascular disease events with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) has been reported. While there are reports that increased serum levels of cholesterol and CRP are...

Consumption of one egg per day increases serum lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations in older adults without altering serum lipid and lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations 30/10/2006

Lutein and zeaxanthin accumulate in the macular pigment of the retina, and are associated with a reduced incidence of macular degeneration. The objective of the study was to investigate the effect...

Dietary cholesterol, eggs and coronary heart disease risk in perspective 04/03/2006

The idea that dietary cholesterol increases risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by turning into blood cholesterol is compelling in much the same way that fish oil improves arthritis by lubricating...

Nutritional effect of including egg yolk in the weaning diet of breast-fed and formula-fed infants: a randomized controlled trial 01/06/2002

Background Egg yolks can be a source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and iron but are often associated with adverse consequences on plasma cholesterol. Objective Our goal was to investigate the effect...

Royal Society of Medicine Forum Conference 30/07/2000

A conference was organised by the Royal Society of Medicine Forum on Food and Health in July 2000, chaired by Professor Gilbert Thompson (Emeritus Professor of Clinical Lipidology, Imperial College,...

A prospective study of egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease in men and women 21/04/1999

Context  Reduction in egg consumption has been widely recommended to lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent coronary heart disease (CHD). Epidemiology studies on egg consumption and risk of CHD...

Dietary lipids and blood cholesterol: quantitative meta-analysis of metabolic ward studies 11/01/1997

Objective To determine the quantitative importance of dietary fatty acids and dietary cholesterol to blood concentrations of total, low density lipoprotein and high density lipoprotein cholesterol....

Plasma lipid and lipoprotein responses to dietary fat and cholesterol: a meta-analysis 06/01/1997

Quantitative relations between dietary fat and cholesterol and plasma lipid concentrations have been the subject of much study and controversy during the past 40 years. Previous meta-analyses have...

Effect of dietary cholesterol on plasma cholesterol concentration in subjects following reduced fat, high fibre diet 07/02/1990

One hundred and sixty eight subjects participated in a randomised crossover study to determine whether halving or doubling the present dietary cholesterol intake from eggs had any influence on blood...