Eggs and Cholesterol—How Much is Too Much?

When it comes to the cholesterol control, eggs is a common topic. Eating eggs could be a worrisome thing for those with high cholesterol.

Then how much is too much?

For general people, 7 eggs one week is totally fine, increasing no risk of any diseases. And it could even prevent some kind of strokes. However, for the diabetic, 7 eggs per week could significantly increase the risk of heart disease.

One large egg has about 186 mg milligrams (mg) of cholesterol, and all of them are in the yolk, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So here is our recommendation:
300 mg of cholesterol a day at most for a healthy adult;
200 mg of cholesterol a day at most if you have diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease;

Special tip: if you are really a fan of the eggs, use only the egg whites.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.