If you have high blood cholesterol levels, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve probably wondered how many eggs are safe to eat each week. Well, the answer it seems is a lot. A study from the University of Nebraska looked at the effects of egg consumption in 25 people with high blood cholesterol levels. Participants followed one of three diets: 1) low fat with no eggs, 2) low fat diet with 12 omega-3 eggs, 3) low fat diet with 12 regular eggs.
The results of the study revealed that some people are more sensitive to dietary cholesterol and will show an increase in total and LDL cholesterol levels. In this study two subjects responded to eggs. But for the majority of people, 12 eggs a week will not significantly influence cholesterol levels. And you might want to switch to omega-3 eggs. The people eating these eggs experienced a 15% reduction in triglyceride levels (another type of blood fat implicated in heart disease).
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