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High cholesterol: What foods cause high cholesterol?

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“Most people don’t need to cut down on the cholesterol that’s found in foods – so you can still enjoy eggs and shellfish,” said the charity.

“It’s much more important to cut down on foods which contain saturated fats. That’s because saturated fats affect how the liver handles cholesterol.

“So, eating saturated fats can raise your blood cholesterol. Try to replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats which are better for your heart.

“For people who have high cholesterol, or are at high risk of or have cardiovascular disease, you can still eat some of these foods, but you need to be more careful about how often you eat them to ensure you’re keeping within the guidelines.”



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