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 a... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to maintain normal cholesterol levels is to eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, get adequate exercise and quit smoking. Adopting a heal... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

A total blood cholesterol level that is below 200 mg/dL is considered to be optimal for both women and men, as presented in a guideline at the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. A lipoprotein panel is a type of... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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