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Sunday, April 12, 2009 miles swartz, Community Member, asks

Q: Is Eggs Bad for you? How many Eggs is saft to eat per week

My cholesterol  total is   179

Hdl cholesterol  is           42

ldl- cholesterol  is           i2i

How many Eggs is it safe  For me to eat per week? I  am 91 years of age and I take care

of my self,  I also Drive my car any whear I wish to go  I have Congested Heart Failure and have A Pace maker about 4 months ago I had my seconed pace maker installed.


Thank You    Miles  E. Swartz


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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
4/13/09 12:45pm

Hi Miles,

To lower cholesterol, it's frequently recommended to limit egg intake, specifically the egg yolk. Egg yolks are a concentrated source of cholesterol, while egg whites contain primarily protein. However, while dietary cholesterol can impact cholesterol levels within the body, saturated fat actually has a greater impact on LDL cholesterol levels.


A 1999 study found little impact of consuming one egg daily on blood cholesterol levels.

It's currently recommended, for individuals with normal cholesterol levels, to limit dietary cholesterol intake to 300 mg or less daily. One egg contains 210 mg of cholesterol within the egg yolk. If you have high LDL cholesterol, the current recommendations are to limit dietary cholesterol to 200 mg or less per day.  It's best to limit eggs to 2-3 per week.


If you enjoy eggs, there are alternatives, such as replacing the egg yolks with more egg whites or using products, such as Egg Beaters, which provide an excellent source of protein minus the cholesterol.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By miles swartz, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 04/12/09