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09-25-2003, 12:56 PM
i'm putting 2 eggs in my diet a day..... 1 egg = 71% of daily cholesterol based on 2,000 calorie diet... should i be OK, since i'm consuming up towards 3,500 - 4,000?? i'm just a little worried cuz i have somewhat high cholesterol already..

09-25-2003, 12:59 PM
The best thing to lower cholesterol is exercise, which you're obviously already doing.

I would keep it monitored (maybe get it checked every 4-6 months) and if the eggs worry you that much, just remove the yolks.

Scott S
09-25-2003, 03:07 PM
Dietary cholesterol has a negligible effect on serum cholesterol. What do your numbers look like?

09-25-2003, 03:45 PM
scroll down about half way. its about eggs! te rest is pretty good too!


09-25-2003, 04:29 PM
By the way, cholesterol and eggs isn't an issue at all. I can't believe people still suggest this to be true! Almost every hormone you have is cholesterol-based except for protein-based hormones like insulin and growth hormone. The lower your cholesterol levels after the age of 55, the higher the chance of cancer!

very interesting, good read! thanks..

09-25-2003, 08:07 PM
yup.. cholesterols are a very important part of the cellular membrane, and provide rigidity and support.

without the cholesterol.. your whole body would collapse on itself.

cholesterol is a sterol like most hormones testosterone, as well as steroids

i heard somewhere that 80% of body cholesterol is produced within the body itself... and only 20% of your total body cholesterol actually comes from diet.