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Does eating cholesterol rich foods cause your cholesterol levels to go up or not?


Posted by a_humble_yogi

A friend of mine is a doctor and told me that eating cholesterol rich foods would not make my cholesterol levels go up.  I am naturally predisposed to high cholesterol and am very vigilant about what I eat and keeping my cholesterol down.  I also take Lipitor to help with this.  I have managed to keep my cholesterol levels down to an above average healthy level for the past 2 years.  I have minimized cholesterol rich foods and increase my fiber (from whole grains and vegetables) in my daily food intake. 

I am very curious to find out if eating choleterol rich foods cause your cholesterol levels to go up or not and why.  I would also like to read some medical journal articles on this subject.

So my first question is:

1.  Does eating cholesterol rich foods cause your cholesterol levels to go up or not?

2.  Where can I find official medical journal information on this subject for free?

 
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The daily recommended allowance for cholesterol is about 300 mg. Eating cholesterol rich foods does not always the cause of your body cholesterol to go up. But the bad thing about eating too much cholesterol is that your body may get "lazy" to produce it. Cholesterol is vital to our health and it is not the "killing monster". Best way to lower your cholesterol is not pills, but reducing stress and increasing fiber in your diet. If you "have to" eat cholesterol food (party, dinner) make sure you eat a lot of fiber with it (e.i. salad, fiber pill or solution). Then up to 94% of your cholesterol will get "sucked in" into the fiber and will be disposed out of your body without getting into blood stream.
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