Study: Eating Eggs Raises Cholesterol

Eggsfried9Where is the evidence that eating eggs raises cholesterol? Here’s some:

High Cholesterol Intake Modifies Chylomicron Metabolism In Normolipidemic Young Men, The Journal of Nutrition, April 2006

  • One group of healthy young men ate 3 egg whites/day.
  • Another group of healthy young men ate 3 whole eggs/day.

Everything else about their diets was the same. Meals were provided by their University in São Paulo. After 2 weeks, total cholesterol was 35% higher and LDL cholesterol was 38% higher in the group that ate the whole eggs:

  • Total cholesterol in egg white group: 135 mg/dl
  • Total cholesterol in whole egg group: 182 mg/dl
  • LDL cholesterol in egg white group: 86 mg/dl
  • LDL cholesterol in whole egg group: 119 mg/dl

“A high-cholesterol diet could be proatherogenic not only because of the increase in plasma LDL-C, but also due to the delay in the removal of chylomicron remnants.”

Related: Eating Cholesterol (Egg Yolk) Found To Raise Blood Cholesterol

One thought on “Study: Eating Eggs Raises Cholesterol

  1. Anrosh

    Eggs from Hen ? Eggs from Duck ?

    Eggs from what kind of Hens ? Free Range Hens / or from Industrial Farm raised Hens .

    Just like heirloom grains are different in the composition from industrial farmed grains or GMO wheat, the source of the eggs is important. Even the article does not mention it . Or am I missing it ?

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