Mr. Purple wrote:You guys are being surprisingly unconvincing.
I don't know what you want.
There's not anything else to it. Absorption varies by person, some people more than other, and it's not increased much by increasing amounts. Diminishing returns.
Unless you eat virtually no
cholesterol at all, it's not very useful to restrict it.
Is there something about that you disagree with?
Saturated fat consumption is more important than total cholesterol, so much so it gets hard to control for when factoring in dietary cholesterol, since they tend to come in a package. But you can give people high cholesterol with coconut or palm oils, so these should also be avoided (palm more so). And, of course, trans fats.
Cholesterol without saturated fat is hard to come by. But foods like shrimp may be a contender.
We would expect eating a lot of shrimp to only slightly increase the risk of CHD, because it is very low in fat.
Eggs are fairly high in fat and saturated fat (around 32% of fat), so they're more of a package deal.
Mr. Purple wrote:There seems like a lot of controversy around dietary cholesterol being anything significant to avoid. It even seems like the scientific consensus is starting to lean towards dietary cholesterol being fine.
That's old news. Those are government recommendations.
The idea is that virtually nobody is going to eat no cholesterol at all. And because that's the case, there's no reason to worry about it. In for a penny, in for a pound.
Saturated fat is still known to be a serious issue, and cholesterol is known to be an issue and should still be restricted in certain cases -- but 300 mg is not enough restriction. It needs to flat line. Doing so is the only way to substantially reduce your risk from dietary cholesterol.
Ironically, this is actually a stronger
message for veganism, although most people don't realize that.
Essentially: "If you're not going to go vegan and eat no cholesterol, you might as well not even bother because you're going to have a heart attack no matter what you do, so eat up, or don't, your dietary restriction (unless you go vegan) is futile."
Mr. Purple wrote:So far I was sent a wikipedia article that was basically only talking about saturated fat,
This is the lipid hypothesis. It is not in contention.
The facts are such: More cholesterol is bad.
If you eat a tiny bit of cholesterol, your cholesterol will go up from your diet.
If you eat a LOT of cholesterol, your cholesterol won't increase much more.
A tiny bit of cholesterol is bad for you. A lot really isn't much worse. So: Don't bother, unless you're going vegan.
"Nobody" is going to stop eating cholesterol entirely. So, it makes more sense to focus on saturated fat, where people can get more "bang for their buck" in terms of dietary change. It also might make sense to recommend things like shrimp which may have high cholesterol but have low fat.