What Foods Have the Highest Cholesterol Content?

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Foods with the highest cholesterol content include animal products such as dairy, fatty foods and certain meats and proteins. High risk individuals for cardiac disease are recommended to consume less than 200 milligrams of cholesterol on a daily basis, as stated by UCFS Medical Center.

High cholesterol intake leads to the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, builds up and clogs the arteries, which potentially increases the risk of developing heart-related disorders, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Dairy products and fatty foods, particularly whole milk, whole yoghurt, cheddar cheese and butter, are rich in cholesterol. Beef and chicken liver, squid, shrimp and eggs are also high in cholesterol content.