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People with high cholesterol often wonder if it’s OK to eat eggs. And it should be fine, as they won’t have much effect on your cholesterol.
Egg yolk is rich in cholesterol, because chicks need cholesterol to develop and grow. But, there is little evidence to show that eggs can cause a problem if you have raised cholesterol. So, it’s generally fine to eat eggs. It’s much more important to limit the amount of saturated fat you eat, as too much saturated fat can raise the cholesterol in your blood.
If you have familial hypercholesterolaemia, you should limit the amount of cholesterol you eat to about 300mg per day. That’s about the amount of cholesterol most people in the UK eat. Eating three to four eggs a week should be fine, but speak to your doctor or dietitian about what’s best for you.
Eating eggs won’t have any or much effect on your blood cholesterol, and they’re good for you too.