How Does The Egg Affects Blood Cholesterol


Eggs are delicious and an excellent source of protein, but many avoid it in an attempt to control their blood cholesterol.
For decades, the humble egg has been “demonized” cause of rumored effects on heart health.
An egg contains an average of 186 mg of cholesterol, the recommended daily intake is 300 mg. The American Heart Association, since 2000, concluded that it is safe to eat an egg every day, and now a new study comes to support this recommendation.
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland (UEFA) found that a relatively high intake of cholesterol through diet has no negative effect on the heart. Indeed, the amount of cholesterol contained in an egg, even when consumed on a daily basis, is not associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Therefore, a dietary plan that includes a significant amount of cholesterol should not be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, according to researchers.
Notably, findings apply even for people who are genetically predisposed toward a stronger effect on the metabolism of cholesterol, people who have the allele APOE4 gene in their genetic code, which controls cholesterol metabolism.
In the general population, cholesterol from various foods has a very small percentage in blood cholesterol levels. However, this does not apply to those who carry the APOE4 gene. Until now, there was no research data on the cholesterol dietary intake and the risk of heart disease in people who carry the APOE4 gene, so the new study will complement and reinforce the theory that the egg, is an integral part of a healthy balanced diet, even in individuals with high cholesterol.

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