Unscrambling the Dietary Cholesterol Confusion

Recorded Webinar

This webinar describes the health effects of dietary cholesterol and egg consumption.

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This webinar was presented live on March 31, 2020.

Despite decades of research, the associations between dietary cholesterol consumption and risks for cardiovascular disease and mortality remain controversial. Adding to this controversy are the confusing recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Guidelines state that cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption, but also recommend that individuals should consume as little dietary cholesterol as possible while following a healthy eating pattern.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the current recommendations on intake of dietary cholesterol and the relationship of egg consumption to cholesterol intake.
  2. Discuss the science evaluating the relationship of dietary cholesterol intake to blood cholesterol levels and risk of CVD.
  3. Synthesize the recommendations and scientific data to provide practical messages for clients on the health effects of dietary cholesterol and egg consumption.


Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS