Dietary cholesterol and egg yolks: not for patients at risk of vascular disease.

  title={Dietary cholesterol and egg yolks: not for patients at risk of vascular disease.},
  author={J. David Spence and David J A Jenkins and Jean Davignon},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  volume={26 9},
A widespread misconception has been developing among the Canadian public and among physicians. It is increasingly believed that consumption of dietary cholesterol and egg yolks is harmless. There are good reasons for long- standing recommendations that dietary cholesterol should be limited to less than 200 mg/day; a single large egg yolk contains approximately 275 mg of cholesterol (more than a day's worth of cholesterol). Although some studies showed no harm from consumption of eggs in healthy… CONTINUE READING


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