- 03-18-2008, 09:47 PM
I started tracking my diet pretty extensively using a website (Calorie Counter, Diet Tracking, Food Journal, Nutrition Facts at The Daily Plate) recently. After a full weeks worth of tracking, I noticed that on average, I'm taking in in nearly 200% of my recommended daily value for cholesterol. Of course this is based on a 2000 calorie diet, and I eat 3100-3300 calories a day. Most of the cholesterol is coming from my protein shakes. I use GNC Whey Protein because it's really low in fat. Do I need to be concerned?
- 03-18-2008, 11:06 PM
I would have to say no. Considering that a large egg has 70% of your RDA for cholesterol, and there's people that eat 6+ eggs a day without having cholesterol problems. There have been studies that adressed the weak link between dietary cholesterol intake and blood cholesterol levels.
With that being said, I do know people that buy protein powders based on their cholesterol content, but I think they're splitting hairs and I'd rather go for taste and whey quality
- 03-19-2008, 10:47 AM
Dietary intake of Cholesterol is not a significant concern unless genetically predisposed.
Be more concerned if your Sat, trans fat are up and you are inactive.
03-19-2008, 11:18 AM
trans fats, hydrogenated oils, etc are what effects your serum cholesterol. digested cholesterol is broken down by your stomach
03-19-2008, 04:36 PM
Well the only possible concern is oxidized cholesterol that's really processed. For example a whole raw egg yolk is fine, but egg yolk powder I may question.
03-19-2008, 06:09 PM
03-19-2008, 06:18 PM
Those people you see in wendys/burger king/McDonalds also probly take in 200% of their daily cholesterol....do they look alright?
03-19-2008, 08:01 PM
03-19-2008, 10:01 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. I will keep getting my yearly physical and working out hard! ROCK ON!
03-21-2008, 10:48 AM
Cholesterol drugs are big money
The Businessweek cover story from Jan. 17, 2008 on the relative ineffectiveness of cholesterol lowering drugs, and some history on who-knew-what-when, is worth a look.
From reading elsewhere (Maggie Mahar's healthcare blog) it seems that whatever benefit the statin drugs have on heart disease is mainly anti-inflammatory, with lowered cholesterol almost as a side effect.
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
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