A good proportion of most GPs’ consultations will involve some sort of conversation and advice about cholesterol.
It’s certainly one of the tests that patients ask for most. And yet many doctors and health professionals are still giving out incorrect advice when it comes to diet and cholesterol-lowering measures, and the public’s knowledge on the subject is poor at best.
This is concerning considering that research done many years ago quite definitively demonstrated that dietary cholesterol, from foods such as eggs and shellfish, has only a small and clinically insignificant effect on blood cholesterol. For most people, it’s the amount of saturated fat they eat that has a far greater impact on their cholesterol levels than eating foods that contain cholesterol, such as eggs and shellfish. Yet the advice so often still given is to cut down on cholesterol-containing foods, and as a result many people still believe that there are restrictions on the number of eggs Continue reading