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  • The evidence supporting a relationship between dietary cholesterol and heart disease is mixed. In fact, a study in JAMA in 1999 found that there was no relationship between heart disease and the number of eggs consumed/week (up to 7 eggs/week) except that there was a small relationship in diabetics.

    The current recommendations on dietary cholesterol are vague owing to the lack of conclusive data. There are many articles from responsible sources that make no recommendation on dietary cholesterol other than to be prudent.

    The ATP-III guidelines, which are most used cholesterol related guideline physisians use, do not make any specific recommendation regarding dietary cholesterol, other than to say patients should consider reducing cholesterol; however, it does not make any definite position on whether dietary cholesterol contributes to heart disease or not.

    The short answer to your question is, "I don’t know." Like I said earlier the evidence for dietary cholesterol and heart disease is mixed. Note that the relationship between dietary cholesterol with heart disease and the relationship between serum cholesterol with heart disease are two totally different issues.

    Finally, while the question on cholesterol and heart disease may be unresolved, remember that foods high in cholesterol are often also high in fat, and thus high in calories. One thing is clear is that obesity contributes to heart disease, diabetes, strokes, kidney disease, and several types of cancer. Thus the cliched saying, "moderation in everything."

    Hope this helps.

  • yep it does.
    There is a limit to what our body needs. Most of our food has more cholesterol then what our body needs.
    So all the extra gets stored all over the body and that includes the heart, kidneys, and legs.
    So eat healthy food and some cholesterol is always good.

  • Matz C

    Ldl cholesterol or ”bad” cholesterol accumulates in your blood vessels and may contribute to heart attacks since clots may form and stop the blood from flowing. Hdl, or ”good” cholesterol, helps the bad cholesterol to be eliminated by the liver, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It’s good to keep a balanced level of cholesterol and try not to smoke, eat too much salt to avoid high blood pressure.

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