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December 2015 Issue

Eggs and Cholesterol: Dietary Guidelines Reevaluated

Recommendations on egg intake have lightened up, but eggs Benedict for breakfast every morning still isnít a good idea.

The idea that food cholesterol and blood cholesterol are inextricably linked has ruled American dietary guidelines for years, but finally research is pointing in another direction. For the average healthy person, 1 egg a day poses no threat to cholesterol levels or cardiovascular health. The stakes are higher for diabetes patients, however. Something as harmless as 5 eggs a week can seriously impact blood results for these patients.

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