Eating eggs will raise your cholesterol
This is true but it depends on several factors.
Eggs contain considerable amounts of cholesterol in the yolk - about 250 to 300 milligrams.
However, the effect of cholesterol in food on the level of cholesterol in blood depends on:
- Differences in individual responsiveness, for example, people who have high blood
cholesterol levels generally show a greater increase for the same amount of cholesterol in
food than those whose blood cholesterol is initially lower.
- The amounts of other foods eaten, especially those containing saturated animal fat (from
meat and dairy products) which will cause a greater increase in serum cholesterol for the
same amount of cholesterol eaten.
Polyunsaturated fat from plant sources (or in cooking oil and margarine and nuts like walnuts)
will all reduce the blood cholesterol response to cholesterol from food.
A boiled egg will not have the same effect on the blood cholesterol as an egg eaten with other
foods containing saturated fats such as, for example, a fatty sausage!