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Offline Corbeille

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Cholestrol in eggs
« on: 15/05/2005 20:53:50 »
Is it bad for me or harmless?



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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #1 on: 15/05/2005 21:12:58 »
The yolk is where the cholesterol is, I think it's full of the stuff, I think as long as you don't go egg crazy every day you should be ok. I love eggs, could eat them all the time but I have suffered from elevated cholesterol before and so I'm always observant about egg (yolks) in other foods too.

I suspect Mike , if you don't know how high you're cholesterol is then you can't really tell if it's harmless or not.

Lets hope a passing cholesterol egg expert passes by.




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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #2 on: 22/05/2005 17:34:06 »
well if you have cholesterolemia then you can use an enzyme drug alicinase and the drug name is alicin this stops the rate limiting step in cholesterol synthesis and this drug is isolated from garlic eating garlic in food also lowers cholesterol level but it cause acidity in GIT.
 

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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #3 on: 23/05/2005 17:06:08 »
The advice to rely on garlic alone is quite reckless, if I may say so!

If you have cholesterolaemia, you need to see a Doctor, who will assess your actual cholesterol level, your LDL(bad)/HDL(good) cholesterol ratio, and your other cardiovascular risk factors (blood pressure, diabetes, family history, smoking etc.).

A high cholesterol reading in isolation may not be cause for concern, but it may be if it is one of a cluster of other risk factors.

The doctor may consider putting you on a statin or other cholesterol-lowering medication. S/he will almost certainly advise dietary modification.

With regard to eggs, the benefit they do, and the nutrition they provide, far outweigh any potential harm they may cause, but most experts advise limiting intake to two or three eggs per week.

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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #4 on: 23/05/2005 18:07:57 »
well i am a doctor who is giving you advice of taking alicin if you have cholesterolemia but you can also consult to your doctor and ya i agree with him you can have 2-5 eggs a week.
 

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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #5 on: 24/05/2005 13:02:11 »
I asked this question because I read somewhere that cholestrol in eggs
does not become bad cholestrol in the body!

another question - do "cholestrol lowering" spreads e.g. Benecol actauly work. or are they just another con from the food producers?



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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #6 on: 24/05/2005 19:00:56 »
In the great majority of the population, the amount of cholesterol in the diet does not affect blood cholesterol, since cholesterol is manufactured in the liver regardless of whether or not you eat it in a food. Saturated fats (and factory-made fats, such as hydrogenated ones) are far greater problems than dietary cholesterol, and compared with some other foods, eggs are not an especially high source of saturated fats.

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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #7 on: 26/05/2005 07:03:13 »
the amount of cholestrol in the diet does not effect blood cholestrol ????? I might be wrong but that goes against everything i was taught when i studyed nutrition. As far as i know there are two types of cholestrol HDL (the good) and LDL (the bad. If anyone is intrested there is a link here that explains things in nice simple terms :) newbielink:http://www.liferesearchuniversal.com/fat.html [nonactive] As for eggs i was under the impression that recent evidence had shown that the LDL in eggs was counteracted by the HDL, has anyone else heard of this ????

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Re: Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #8 on: 27/05/2005 23:14:21 »
I'll reiterate what's correctly stated above :

The amount of cholesterol in the diet makes virtually no difference to serum (blood) cholesterol levels.

Indeed, the most significant determinant of serum cholesterol is dietary saturated fat.

The reason for this is that all cells have structures called SREs or steroid response elements. When cholesterol enters a cell from blood  it locks onto the SREs which in turn switch off an enzyme called HMG-CoA Reductase that cells use to make cholesterol. Hence cholesterol effectively shuts off its own synthesis.

Therefore, if you eat a cholesterol-free diet every cell in your body will upregulate its cholesterol synthesis and some of this will spill over into the circulation, giving rise to your baseline cholesterol level.

Dietary saturated fat makes a difference because in order to absorb and metabolise it the intestine breaks fats up by adding bile. This is rich in phospholipids and cholesterol and helps the fat to form small droplets, termed micelles, that are more readily absorbed.

Once the micelles are picked up by the gut wall they enter small lymphatics called lacteals where specialised proteins - lipo-proteins - are added forming bodies called chylomicrons. These are globules of fat mixed with cholesterol surrounded by water-loving proteins which help the fats to dissolve in blood plasma.

The chylomicrons then traffic around the body in the blood stream, delivering their cargo of fats to the adipose tissue for storage. The more fat you eat the more chylomicrons you make and hence the more cholesterol there is in circulation.

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« Last Edit: 27/05/2005 23:15:37 by chris »
 

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Cholestrol in eggs
« Reply #9 on: 23/03/2010 06:59:34 »
what is the raise of cholesterol(i.e.cholesterol range)?
A healthy cholesterol range are in 2 type different ways. The total blood cholesterol level & the individual components of blood cholesterol. Blood cholesterol levels are determined by taking a blood test and analyzing the blood which is collected, and often the report will also include a note about the normal cholesterol range for reference. for the further information you link to the " newbielink:http://www.cholesterol-hdl-ldl.com/raise-hdl-cholesterol.html [nonactive]"
 

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