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10/12/19 11:55 P



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h-blood-cholesterol/expert-answers/cho
lesterol/faq-20058468


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RUSTY_WOODS Posts: 1,011
10/12/19 8:23 A

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Two eggs is 370 mg of cholesterol. That IS above the RDA of 300 mg.. but do you eat eggs every day? I

You could well be in range, if you have eggs 3 days a week, and add a pat of butter, that is 400 mg.. x 3 days.. 1200, and when you divide it by 7, you are at 170 mg per day, which leaves you 130 mg, if you have meat with your meal, or something else with cholesterol.. your body doesn't recognize days or even weeks.. if you eat 400 mg in one day, and 50 mg the next day.. it doesn't count as a bad day, and a good day.. you averaged 225, and your body will use it as needed.

Being above 300 all the time, or the majority of the time, is where you could have concerns. Talk to your doctor, and see what they say.. people have 2-3 eggs usually, just not every day. Your doctor will know what you should do, or send you to see a dietitian, if you want more help.




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10/5/19 8:28 A

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I eat a real whole food diet that is high in non-starchy vegetables, low in breads/sugars and high in cholesterol because I eat eggs, some meat protein and butter everyday. My cholesterol numbers are on the high side because of my high HDL which is considered the “good” kind. My triglycerides are low and my ratios are all ideal so my doctor isn’t concerned at all.

So a theory I once read was that a lower carb/sugar diet is good for heart health. And a lower fat diet is good for heart health. It’s when you combine high carb/sugars with high fats that it becomes an issue. Not sure how true it is, but it seems to be true for me.

I really wish there was more research into diets that don’t involve prescription medications but I guess there’s no money in that.

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I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free food. And it's changed my life!

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10/5/19 7:53 A

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Can you think of these warnings as flags? They don't necessarily mean what you're doing isn't appropriate for you, but they do mean that these are the areas that you need to pay attention to to make it stay that way. Anything that flags requires review and lets you keep doing what doesn't need work or attention at that time.

-google first. ask questions later.

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10/5/19 6:10 A



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I don't bother tracker Vitamins and cholesterol because a lot of foods don't have them recorded. I DO track potassium and sodium but more out of interest. I discovered that what I DO track, my potassium is usually withing the healthy range, and I would consume more on top of that because a lot of foods don't have it listed.

Sodium I only track out of curiosity and it came in real handy helping me identify why sometimes my CPAP mask is tight yet other times it isn't. Also when my nickers feel firm as opposed to comfy. I generally eat in the 1000-1500mg range and if I go over, that is when I feel the difference.

Apart from that, I don't worry about what the results tell me. I am nearly always over with sugar, but then I eat a lot of fruit. Not a worry.

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Hi OKAASAMA,

Our Coaches will look into the cholesterol recommendations/feedback when they have time to do that and will see if they think anything needs to be updated on our site. Thanks for asking and sorry I do not have a more precise answer for you at this time.

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10/3/19 8:18 A

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Taken from an article from the American College of Cardiology:

The new dietary guidelines did not make a recommendation for dietary cholesterol for the following reason, "Adequate evidence is not available for a quantitative limit for dietary cholesterol specific to the dietary guidelines." The dietary guidelines also state the following: "Strong evidence from mostly prospective cohort studies but also randomized controlled trials has shown that eating patterns that include lower intake of dietary cholesterol are associated with reduced risk of CVD, and moderate evidence indicates that these eating patterns are associated with reduced risk of obesity." The current intake of dietary cholesterol in the US is approximately 270 mg per day. The food-based eating patterns that are recommended in the dietary guidelines contain approximately 100 to 300 mg of cholesterol.



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MLAN613 Posts: 23,648
10/3/19 6:08 A

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In the US, the USDA set the limit to 300 mg a day. Some people are affected by dietary, others, not so much. The emerging research is showing that dietary consumption isn't as horrible as it used to be considered.

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I think there is still a debate about the effect some foods have on cholesterol. I have high cholesterol so I limit my intake. And eggs. Oh, I love them, but I limit them. Hubby does not have high cholesterol and has no reason to limit it. I have to think it's just the way our bodies work differently as well as our genetic makeup.
I also tend to take in too much vitamin A at times. I have blood work done at least twice a year and it's never been an issue there. So I just don't worry about it and ignore the feedback. I don't think there is one hard fast rule that fits everyone and guidelines are based on generalizations. It's up to us to consult with a doctor if it's a concern and follow his or her recommendations.







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10/2/19 2:10 P

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I'm tracking carefully and the only things I consistently go over for my recommended levels are cholesterol and vitamin A. The upper limit for dietary cholesterol is 300. I ate two eggs for breakfast and that immediately puts me over the limit; forget about eating any meat or anything else with cholesterol in it. It is my understanding that this approach is outdated according to the latest scientific research, and indeed, there is some acknowledgement of that in the comments, but it is annoying to have the feedback say every day that I've eaten too much cholesterol. Obviously I can ignore it, but I think SparkPeople should do something about this discrepancy.

The other thing is vitamin A, and here the comments at least differentiate between sources of vitamin A. I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, plus eggs, and so I get a lot of vitamin A, but it's not the kind you overdose on. Yet, it's still a little annoying to be constantly told I'm eating too much vitamin A..

Anyone else with these issues?



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