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Is having 3 whole eggs at breakfast harmful?

The American Heart Association no longer condemns eggs in its guidelines. But it does recommend that people limit themselves to 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily (a single egg has about 200 ...
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Is there a relationship between vitamin D levels and cholesterol?

According to a couple of systematic reviews of studies, there is insufficient evidence about the lowering effect of vitamin D on blood cholesterol levels. Vitamin D, Evidence Mayo Clinic (data from ...
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If high cholesterol does not cause as atherosclerosis? Then what does?

The NHS page you linked to does quite a good job of explaining why the study that puts forward the claim that there isn't a link doesn't actually quite say that with any degree of certainty. They are ...
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If high cholesterol does not cause as atherosclerosis? Then what does?

The mentioned paper has been published in BMJ Open in 2015: The Association Between Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Mortality in the Elderly. A systematic review. The NHS article mentions the ...
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Is eating too much cholesterol bad?

The current outlook is: Dietary cholesterol is largely a non-issue still overburdened with much anxiety and even hysteria. While certain levels and ratios of "blood cholesterol" (different ...
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Inconsistencies in statin prescribing practices?

Your question about why any individual physician chooses to practice a specific way is not answerable, but the underlying question about how physicians use evidence to make decisions is what I will ...
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Did Gary Taubes prove that cholesterol levels between 200 mg/dl and 240 mg/dl are normal and healthy?

Gary Taubes, the journalist and advocate, did publish such an article: Gary Taubes: "The Soft Science of Dietary Fat", Science, New Series, Vol. 291, No. 5513 (Mar. 30, 2001), pp. 2536-2541+...
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Does the liver produce less cholesterol if a person eats a lot of cholesterol?

"The net daily synthesis of cholesterol is equal to the amount of cholesterol lost in the feces minus the dietary cholesterol" The body synthesizes an amount approximately equal to the amount it ...
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Is it possible to reduce stress by directly reducing cholestrol intake?

No. It is not possible "that reducing cholestrol would lead to a direct, causational decrease in cortisol production?" There is a little and a bigger flaw in this thought. Cholesterol is not "bad" ...
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Can cholesterol be lowered too much?

Some doctors think there is not enough evidence that low cholesterol levels are harmful. Ask the doctor: Is my LDL cholesterol too low? (Harvard.edu, 2012) There really isn't evidence of harm from ...
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Is eating too much cholesterol bad?

Eating cholesterol is bad for the body, and this why people are saying otherwise . Eating any kind of saturated fat is bad even unsaturated fats should only be used in small amounts. The only fats the ...
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Lipid test interval

I am not clear as to how soon an intervention results in changes but in some trials people have tested within 2 weeks. I typically retest people at three weeks to provide reinforcement for a dietary ...
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Lipid test interval

The quality of evidence is not really the best (taken from a management guideline) but I frankly doubt there is any better-quality evidence to answer this question: https://guideline.gov/summaries/...
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