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One Egg Yolk Worse Than Some Fast-Food Meals When It Comes to Cholesterol, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Canadian Physicians Say


11/2/2010 6:44:45 AM

ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2010) — Three leading physicians have published a review in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology warning about the danger of dietary cholesterol for those at risk of a heart attack or stroke. And they say one of the worst offenders is the egg yolk which, depending on size, can contain 215 to 275 mg of cholesterol. Some fast-food meals can contain as much as 150 mg of cholesterol. Patients at risk of cardiovascular disease are advised to limit their total dietary cholesterol to less than 200 mg per day.

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