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July 1997 Issue

There's Room on Your Plate for Shellfish...Cholesterol and All

Q. I'm trying to watch my cholesterol. Do I need to cut out shellfish? A. No. Shellfish's reputation as a cholesterol villain is quite undeserved. Health experts no longer place shrimp, lobster and other shellfish on the dietary blacklist, even for people whose blood cholesterol is high. Why the change? For one thing, shellfish contains less cholesterol than once thought (old tests gave high readings). Most shellfish contains no more cholesterol than many

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