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High cholesterol diet is not linked to increased heart risk, study shows

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i919 (Published 15 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i919
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Eating a diet with relatively high cholesterol content and eating eggs regularly are not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease events including myocardial infarction, shows a 20 year follow-up study of men in Finland that included some at increased genetic risk.1

Researchers investigated the associations of dietary cholesterol intake and eggs, which are a major source of dietary cholesterol, with carotid intima-media thickness and the risk of incident coronary artery disease in 1032 men in the prospective Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. The men were aged …

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