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Are eggs high in cholesterol?

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Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol but only have a small effect on blood cholesterol. Experts believe healthy individuals can safely eat six to seven eggs a week without increasing the risk of heart disease. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

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Are eggs high in cholesterol?
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Eggs have been speculated to cause heart disease due to their high cholesterol content, but studies have shown that trans fats and saturated fats have a greater impact on blood cholesterol than eating foods high in dietary cholesterol. High blood cholesterol clogs blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the heart. This often results in a heart attack.

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