postheadericon Eggs and Heart Health

A reduction in dietary cholesterol is recommended to prevent cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association recommends limiting cholesterol consumption to less than 300 milligrams (mg) per day, for most people. If you have coronary heart disease or your LDL (“bad") cholesterol level is 100 mg/dL or greater, limit your cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg a day. Considering that a medium egg has about 185 mg of cholesterol and a large one has about 215 mg, all in the yolk, moderating your eggs consumption is likely necessary to meet the recommendation of the American Heart Association.

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