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Eggs, dietary cholesterol and disease: Facts and folklore

Griffin, BA (2011) Eggs, dietary cholesterol and disease: Facts and folklore pp. 237-253.

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Abstract

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word myth as; 'a popular idea concerning natural or historical phenomena ... that has no foundation in fact'. The popular idea in this context is that eating dietary cholesterol, typically from eggs, increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), because it increases blood cholesterol. This contentious idea prevails, despite a lack of scientific foundation to support its existence, and almost global re-vamping of dietary recommendations to lift restrictions on the intake of cholesterol-rich foods. In an attempt to dispel the mythical status of dietary cholesterol and CHD, the following chapter will examine the role of dietary cholesterol in relation to what has been well established in terms of the relationships between blood cholesterol, diet and CHD. © 2011 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
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Griffin, BAb.griffin@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 August 2011
Identification Number : 10.1533/9780857093929.3.237
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:16
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/827083

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