Status of cholesterol in our diets: A review

Document Type : Review article


1 Department of Food Science and Technology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil

2 Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world. Hypercholesterolemia, characterized by elevated blood low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations, is a risk factor for CVD. A growing body of research suggests that LDL-C levels and CV risk are linked. Despite the fact that the majority of current epidemiologic studies show no substantial link between eating one egg per day and blood cholesterol levels or cardiovascular risk, proponents of a positive link remain. The goal was to look at intervention trials that looked at the impact of cholesterol on LDL levels in people. In addition, eggs and dietary cholesterol affect serum cholesterol in many ways. The importance of decreasing cholesterol levels with probiotics, dietary fiber, plant sterols, and nutraceuticals was also discussed.


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