Eggs: Bad for cholesterol?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Chicken eggs are high in cholesterol, but the effect of egg consumption on blood cholesterol is minimal when compared with the effect of trans fats and saturated fats. Most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week with no increase in their risk of heart disease. But the story may be different for people who have diabetes. Study results have been conflicting, so more research is needed to prove the association between egg consumption and developing heart disease in people with diabetes. If you like eggs but don't want the extra cholesterol, use only the egg whites.

April 05, 2018 See more In-depth