"Eggs, especially yolks, are the main source of cholesterol in food," says one of the authors of the study, an employee of the American Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University of Chicago. "One large egg contains 186 mg "cholesterol, respectively, its content in three to four eggs can reach 750 mg. The use of this amount of cholesterol exceeds the average daily rate."
Scientists, having studied the data of thirty thousand adult Americans, came to the conclusion: the use of more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day entails an increase in the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by 3.2% and early death by 4.
4%. Each additionally eaten half of the egg increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by another 1.1% and early death - by 1.9%.
At the same time, American experts do not urge to exclude eggs from the diet (of course, because eggs are a good source of protein).
A new study proves once again: a healthy lifestyle is, above all, balance. The main thing is to ensure that the diet is varied and balanced, and the total consumption of cholesterol does not exceed the norm: from 100 to 300 mg per day.