Does Cholesterol Size Matter?

Are eggs high in cholesterol?

Yes, eggs are high in cholesterol. A single egg has 207 milligrams of cholesterol on average.

After a meal that includes eggs, triglycerides and blood cholesterol shoots up. It’s no wonder the Dietary Guidelines of Americans mirrors the National Academies of Science recommendation to consume as little cholesterol as possible.

For more information on how the egg industry designs misleading studies about the effects of the cholesterol content of eggs, watch this video.

To learn more about the effects of egg consumption on your health, visit our topic page, which covers a broad range of the latest evidence-based research.


Michael Greger M.D., FACLM

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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