Dietary cholesterol, eggs and coronary heart disease risk in perspective
The concept that dietary cholesterol leads to a direct elevation in blood cholesterol and subsequent risk of CVD has been promoted for some time now, despite evidence to the contrary.
This article reviews egg’s “bad rap” and the lack of validity to the idea that eggs raise contribute to CVD. I recommend eggs as a good protein source for breakfast, and steer patients towards the “veg-a-fed” type. These animals are fed a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, leading to a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids in the egg.