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Recent studies support the idea eggs may actually be good for cholesterol. A study from the Journal of Nutrition found that when healthy young adults went from eating zero eggs to eating three per day, they had improvements in their good HDL cholesterol, which aids in removing plaque and bad cholesterol from the body. The average egg contains 200 milligrams more cholesterol than is in most fast-food double cheeseburgers.

Of course, cheeseburgers have many other dietary problems, including saturated fat and. Are eggs really bad for you because they’re high in cholesterol? I wanted to try that egg diet but was afraid of how many eggs it tells you to eat.

Eggs are not bad for you, but egg yolks are high in cholesterol. The latest nutritional analysis by the USDA shows that a large egg [ ]. In conclusion; it is easy to see that eggs are not entirely bad for your cholesterol levels. By themselves they cause no harm with just 186 mg of cholesterol content wherein the excepted limit is 300 mg of cholesterol intake per day.

However, eggs have gotten a bad reputation because the yolks are high in cholesterol. But cholesterol isn’t that simple. The more of it you eat, the less your body produces. For this reason, eating.

Few foods have been as misunderstood as eggs. It wasn’t that long ago that health experts warned people about the potential dangers of eggs because the cholesterol and saturated fat in the yolks. But if you take a look at the latest science, you’ll see eggs can certainly be part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. Although eggs were exonerated in recent years from their reputation as a hindrance to cholesterol, it’s difficult for individuals who are told one thing for decades to suddenly believe the opposite.

A typical large egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol, more than half the amount previously recommended for daily consumption before federal dietary guidelines(link opens in new window)dropped the numerical goal in 2015, citing a lack of scientific evidence for a specific limit. Eggs are rich in protein and healthy fat, as well as key nutrients, such as choline and zinc. Eating one egg a day is safe for most people, but you may want to stick to no more than three eggs a week if you have high cholesterol, diabetes or other heart disease risk factors — or opt for egg whites from time to time.

The body produces several types of cholesterol, but two are of primary concern, HDL, “good cholesterol” which removes cholesterol from the body, and LDL, “bad cholesterol.

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However, it has been established that dietary cholesterol exerts only a small, and clinically insignificant impact on serum LDL cholesterol over a normal range of dietary consumption (100–400 mg/day with one egg yolk containing between 150–250 mg cholesterol).

“Introduction to Human Nutrition” by Susan A. Lanham-New, Thomas R. Hill, Alison M. Gallagher, Hester H. Vorster
from Introduction to Human Nutrition
by Susan A. Lanham-New, Thomas R. Hill, et. al.
Wiley, 2019

Though you can cut out some of the cholesterol by removing part of the yolk and using the whites, more and more research shows that eating an egg or two a day will not raise your cholesterol levels, as once previously believed.

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Recent studies suggest that, although egg yolks contain a large amount of cholesterol (e.g., 213 mg), two eggs a day when added to a low-fat diet have little effect on plasma cholesterol levels.

“Statistics for Lawyers” by Michael O. Finkelstein, Bruce Levin
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An overview of epidemiological studies reported no association between eating one egg a day (≈200 mg cholesterol) and CVD risk in non­diabetic men and women (Kritchevsky and Kritchevsky, 2000).

“Present Knowledge in Nutrition” by John W. Erdman, Jr., Ian A. MacDonald, Steven H. Zeisel
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by John W. Erdman, Jr., Ian A. MacDonald, Steven H. Zeisel
Wiley, 2012

Maybe that’s because the cholesterol in eggs is balanced with lecithin, a substance that keeps cholesterol moving in the bloodstream, preventing it from depositing in the arteries—a great example of how Mother Nature creates balance and synergy in whole, natural foods.

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Hay House, 2012

In 2008, various studies were published showing that by eating three eggs per day, good cholesterol (HDL) rose to healthy levels and bad cholesterol (LDL) was reduced or remained the same, when combined with a low-carbohydrate diet (Mutungi et al., 2008).

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This is partly because blood cholesterol is raised far more powerfully by saturated fats in the diet than by cholesterol itself, and most of the fat in egg yolk is unsaturated.

“On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen” by Harold McGee
from On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
by Harold McGee
Scribner, 2007

True, egg yolks contain 275 milligrams of cholesterol but this is balanced by an abundance of lecithin (1,700 milligrams), which emulsifies cholesterol.

“Chinese Health Care Secrets: A Natural Lifestyle Approach” by Henry B. Lin
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by Henry B. Lin
Llewellyn Publications, 2000

Eggs represent the principal source of dietary cholesterol in most diets (1 egg yolk = 150–250 mg cholesterol); in their absence, most Western diets would contain considerably less than 100 mg cholesterol/day.

“Introduction to Human Nutrition” by Michael J. Gibney, Susan A. Lanham-New, Aedin Cassidy, Hester H. Vorster
from Introduction to Human Nutrition
by Michael J. Gibney, Susan A. Lanham-New, et. al.
Wiley, 2013

Yes, they do have cholesterol, but this is an important fat.10 The yolk contains lecithin, which aids in fat assimilation.

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  • Was vegan for 9 years. The last 15 months I went whole food plant based. In that time I’ve lost 115 lbs. However my cholesterol jumped from 186 to 231. Why would this happen?

  • I was a vegetarian/vegan/raw fooder for 23 years. Felt pretty good, until I didn’t. Developed a hypothyroid from lack of dietary cholesterol. Once I started on a LCHF/Keto diet which included lots of fatty meats, my problens begain to disappear. I started feeling better, losing weight, and my anxiety also went away. Vegan diets are not healthy! Do your research!

  • This makes me angry… Seriously, I feel angry. Angry because the studies I’ve been trusting with the health and well-being of the only body I have, which is precious to me, are full of lies, and bias, and deceit.

  • eggs are terrible for you.

    eggs raise HDL barely, while it raises LDL much higher.

    just about everything you say about eggs here is wrong and comes from the research of one single person, Fernandez, which is highly paid by the egg industry and pulls her conclusions from one single study she cherry pick, done on like 40 ppl. if you looks at the multitude of what the rest of the scientific world is saying, eggs are bad for you.

    you are fit and active, so they won’t take a toll for a while, but it’s still crippling your arteries. cut the animal products, saturated fat and cholesterol out of your diet and you will perform even better.

  • There is too much confusing info out there. The people who use keto diet advocate eating eggs, meat, cream, whole milk… and discourage eating fresh and dried fruits. Who is right?

  • Okay, I see his point. However, if I eat the stuff without the fat and cholesterol then I die of diabetes. Since I’ve gone to low carbs, increased fats, and intermittent fasting, my recent Lipid panel showed the cholesterol at 85, my LDL was 31.4 and my Triglyceriedes were at 93. I brought my A1c from 8.9 to 5.1 in 3 months and no longer need insulin. I’ve been diabetic for 12 years, with most of those years experiencing an A1c of over 8.0.

  • The reason why arteries get blocked is that cholesterol is repairing the inflammation in the artery and if inflammation continues the artery eventually gets blocked. It’s not the Cholesterol that is bad but the inflammation.

  • This is an old worn-out idea about cholesterol that has been completely disproved. Pretty sad you’re not up with the current research.

  • if you do research only with eggs then you understand the real picture, all studies done and they did not address the carbohydrate at that time. If you cut off carbohydrate and do the research only on eggs, you know that eggs doesn’t increase you sugar or bad cholesterol.

  • I was Paleo for 10 years, TC over 230 and normal weight all the time, BP and chest pain now, have to change something, have to stop eggs, etc., So pissed I fell for this Paleo thinking. Maybe it is OK for young people. Just follow your health and test and do not be afraid to change eating, do not be stuck like me. I have data for these 10 years my dietary C was between 500-700 (2012-2014 between 700-1000). There is definite and close relationship to TC, not so much to HDL. So if I eliminate 500 mg I will be able to go below 180. We will see. (Before Paleo TC was 170)

  • Where does Dr. B get his info…. there are NO interventional studies that support any of this. He is sighting the some old tires “meta analysis” that is based on weak epidemiology studies. He even quotes Dr. Keyes! This is really sad that the same low fat, low cholesterol misinformation that has been pedaled for the last 50 years while our obesity and heart disease has skyrocketed.

  • Everyone who wants to know about the cause of CVD, search for “diabetes and cvd” here on YouTube.
    Dr Barnard is misleading us. There is no confusion, he just doesn’t want to admit he was wrong al those years.

  • Dr, if we are to continue with your modelwhy has the level of diabetes and metabolic disease increased 700 PERCENT SINCE 1960?diabetes and heart disease ARE ONE diseaseall linked to carb intake!

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  • Cholesterol is putting out the fire that the plants and carbohydrates having have fuelled and poured gas on!
    Eat meat, and live a healthy life.

  • We don’t absorb dietary cholesterol less than 5% But our bodies produce it. WHY? If eating cholesterol raised your blood cholesterol mine would sky rocketing.
    There are many studies that show butter lower ldl
    Eggs lower ldl.
    It is the animal protein we can’t metabolize and highly refined foods that cause our cholesterol to go up. It doesnt matter whether those foods contain cholesterol or not!!

  • Sugar and refined carbohydrate was not mentioned once. This man does not think it is a problem. And he thinks Ancel Keys was a great man. SMFH.

  • My cholesterol is 250 I have changed my diet I don’t want to take a statin. What type of exercise is better to lowers cholesterol.

  • Both sides have studies and trials that they select that seem to support each argument. I don’t think it’s insignificant that the dietary guidelines committee would embarrass themselves by basically admitting they have been wrong for years. There doesn’t seem to be anyone that is unbiased in looking at all studies. It seems individuals have to somehow investigate, read and interpret every single one of these studies themselves.

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  • The “stupid” assumption is always associated with laughter (that cholesterol is bad like cigarettes is bad)
    Ok, why is their never any valid “mechanism of action” that implicates cholesterol as causative, rather than a consequential result of every other inflammatory injury in the whole body and in all body tissues as the well known system of tissue repair.
    I have studied butter n= 1 many consecutive months, then only bacon many months, then only beef bone broth and beef suet, about 1month,
    I’m looking forward to giving my body exactly what my liver is busy making for me everyday all day, to put into my blood to supplement feeding the repair of my cellular membranes and the immune system for fighting infections;
    Cholesterol, yes pure laboratory grade cholesterol only, straight for six months straight, you have not tested the habtual pure cholesterol eater only to isolate the exact variable of disease causation.

    The question You should be considering is “how much cholesterol does my child’s liver want to provide to my child’s cellular feeding sharing repairing and developmental growth? Either make the case that their livers long term cholesterol regulation is due to a defective liver function and needs to be transplanted, or admit that the usual cholesterol regulation is in need of being altered because of defective diagnostics of defect centric thinking doctors, who are holding medcinal hammers that make everything look like a nail that needs hitting.
    How do other mammals that have hundreds of times more blood cholesterol concentration than humans yet never die of heart attacks due to atherosclerosiss unless by comorbid disease. How do they differ most from humans to tolerate so (deadly?) much,, oh yeah, they don’t eat mostly concentrated plant based sweetened grain products, do they?
    So I dare you to take a walrus feed him only grain products and lots of sugar, 0% saturated fat meat and fish,,,,I’ll bet you sixty pounds of cholesterol you get a walrus heart attack or atherosclerosis in the same six months that my pure cholesterol gives my liver a huge break on badly needed and necessary cholesterol production. Of course you really know which of these two diets is unethical cruelty to animals, don’t you.

  • In 1962 I lived in Ottawa Canada and hated the eggs I was fed for meals. An outbreak of infectious hepatitis hit Ottawa elementary schools. I got it. My mother who was a nurse said I could quit eating eggs until I recovered. So for the past 50+ years I have asked people who had hepatitis and family of those who died with it if they ate a lot of eggs. The answer was always yes.

  • This is a stupid intervention, as it refers to Ancel Keys and other doubtful studies….. This guy is a known vegetarian and that’s what he is promoting here. And no, the body doesn’t produce a gram of cholesterol a day, your body will produce up to 3 grams a day if you need it. Humans are omnivores and that’s it. Period. Our anatomy shows it, so just eat what your grand mother did, not what these ´´modern specialists´´ tell you to.

  • It’s kind of funny how these people with so much “authority”, and their organisations, are more ignorant on the subject that they are supposed to be the authorities of than lots of people on the internet doing whatever.

  • Goodshit. All stress adapting hormones, sex hormones, and Human Growth Hormones are all 99% by weight CHOLESTEROL. That’s why one who is put on a statin drug for lowing cholesterol and lowering dietary Intake of cholesterol have to be put on VIAGRA lol

  • When people start to twist statements I know he can’t be trusted.
    In the Gallup poll people didn’t say: “Who Cares” they say they 1. actively try to include, 2. actively try to avoid or 3. don’t think about.
    People do care! Fat is healty, so, more people decide to include more fat in their diet

  • Another totally biased dissertation. Eat a diverse, well-balanced diet of whole foods that have been raised/farmed properly and ditch the manufactured Un-Food. That’s the prescription to good health.

  • Thank you very much, I’ll have my eggs over easy, or a tasty omelet with all the good stuff including cheese inside and out, yum! Most people eat a poor quality diet, are fat, don’t frequently walk or otherwise exercise. Eat a balanced diet and cut processed sugars to tip of pyramid. After age 50 most people have to change some behavior patterns to maintain a suitable existence going forward. I’m 63 and was recently diagnosed with pre diabetes with 101 which is 2 above 99 which is now viewed as high normal range. I have lost 10 pounds so far in the last 4-6 weeks and have upped my walking. I guess more vegetables in my diet is in my future. My dad lived to age 99 which was about 3-4 years longer than what would have otherwise been a long life well lived. If I make it to 85-90, I’m very good with that. 99% of men don’t do well after age 90, so I’m good with that or a little less. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord for the born again Christian. Don’t leave earth without Jesus being your personal Savior from sin. The fool says in his/her heart that there is no God. That was me 40 years ago.

  • So in short: if you want to eat eggs you can eat as many as you like: your blood cholesterol only reacts to it at very low range and hardly changes for higher intakes.
    BTW it was a very boring lecture: who cares about all that small detail and all these graphs! If you expected to keep people on the edge of their seats waiting for your conclusion you obviously do not know much about people!

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  • I hate the dishonesty and over simplification in this video…
    The best discussion on cholesterol is by Peter Attia, MD — The Straight Dope on Cholesterol
    BTW, listen to this…..
    3:45 “With a couple of little changes you can make testosterone out of it. I am not saying that’s is a good idea”
    State your facts and don’t say whats good or bad….
    4:36 “It contributes to cardiovascular disease” so dishonest…