I’m interested in hearing what r/nutrition has to say about this seemingly eternal debate over the dietary cholesterol in eggs and its impact on health. Common opinion seems to have shifted back and forth over the years. This study from Northwestern claims to be the most comprehensive to date.
“Eating 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day was associated with a 17% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and an 18% higher risk of death from any cause, researchers determined from analyses of the eating and health patterns of a diverse population of 29,615 U.S. adults over several years.”
“Eating three to four eggs a week was linked with a 6% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and an 8% higher risk of dying from any cause, according to the study, which was led by researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.”
“The risk from eating three to four eggs a week was modest, Robert Eckel, professor of medicine in endocrinology and cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, wrote in an editorial accompanying the study. But the risk increased the more cholesterol people consumed, he noted. Those who ate two eggs a day had a 27% higher risk of cardiovascular disease and a 34% higher risk of death, he wrote.”
Link (Northwestern, no paywall): https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2019/03/eggs-cholesterol/