Do Eggs Increase Your Cholesterol Levels? Here's What You Should Know - 03-18


The researchers found that eating three to four eggs per week was linked to a 6% higher risk of cardiovascular disease and an 8% higher risk of any cause of death. Older studies suggesting that link led to nutrition guidelines nearly a decade ago that recommended consuming no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily; one egg contains about 186 milligrams. It is estimated that one large egg contains about 186mg of dietary cholesterol in the yolk. "Positive, negative and [neutral] associations have been reported", wrote study co-author Victor Wenze Zhong, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, in an email to TIME. One study from previous year found that people who ate an egg per day had lower rates of heart disease and bleeding stroke than people who did not eat them, and research from 2016 found that eggs didn't have a strong effect on risk of coronary artery disease.