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Do Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Matter?

Cholesterol is hot in the news ever since a top nutrition advisory committee stated that people no longer need to be concerned about eating foods high in cholesterol earlier this year. This guideline caused confusion as people wondered: Is checking my cholesterol still important? Do I need to change my diet? Do my numbers matter? … Read More

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How Many Eggs Can You Eat to Stay Heart-Healthy?

Breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. A red flag is there only for people with heart disease risk factors, says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. How many eggs per week? “There is no current recommendation on … Read More

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss?

Eat eggs; don’t eat eggs. Put margarine on your toast — no, use butter. Wait, don’t have toast at all. Nutrition studies come out at a furious pace, with enough conflicting advice to make a consumer’s head spin. Now, add to the mix new studies that question the conventional wisdom that eating breakfast helps you … Read More