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Higher intake of cholesterol or eggs linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, finds study

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1214 (Published 15 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1214
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Higher consumption of dietary cholesterol or eggs is associated with increased risk of new onset cardiovascular disease and mortality, a pooled analysis of long term follow-up studies of US adults has shown.

The study pooled individual participant data from six prospective US cohorts looking at dietary intake and cardiovascular disease using data collected from 29 615 adults followed up for a median of 17.5 years between 1985 and 2016.1 The authors harmonised self reported diet data across the studies using a standardised protocol.

Results, reported in JAMA …

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