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

Foods that may contribute to elevated cholesterol levels include trans fats, oil, butter, fatty meats (typically red meat), some fish and poultry, eggs, saturated fats, muffins and processed baked goods. Generally, docto... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

The amount of cholesterol contained in a chicken egg is typically in the range of around 186 milligrams for an average sized egg. The bulk of this cholesterol is in the yolk, constituting 184 milligrams of the total chol... More » Food Food Facts
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