FOOD: Do High-Cholesterol Foods Raise Your Cholesterol?



Record your best Power Jerk 5 Rep Max lift.

5RM, then 2x5 with 95% of 5RM


For time:
25 Push Press, 95/65 lbs
Run, 400 m
25 Push Press, 95/65 lbs

Comp: 75/55#
Perf: 65/45#


Q. What is the evidence that dietary cholesterol or other fat influences serum cholesterol?

A. Foods high in cholesterol, like eggs or cheese, can raise blood cholesterol levels, though the effect is relatively modest and varies from person to person. The best evidence available suggests that saturated fat, rather than dietary cholesterol per se, is the major contributor to serum cholesterol.

In 1991, The New England Journal of Medicine described the case of an 88-year-old man who ate 25 eggs a day for at least 15 years and had normal cholesterol levels and apparently normal arteries. This report challenged a central dogma of medicine: namely, that dietary cholesterol leads to elevated serum cholesterol and atherosclerosis. That belief arose in 1913, when the Russian scientist Nikolai Anichkov observed that rabbits developed atherosclerosis after being fed a high-cholesterol diet.

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