Cholesterol

Eggs Get a Nutrition Makeover-But Are They Really Healthy?

Americas farmers have built a better egg-and theyre hoping the payoff isnt just chicken feed. According to new research from the US Department of Agricultures Agriculture Research Service, todays eggs have less cholesterol and more vitamin D than they did just a few years ago.To update nutritional data last calculated in 2002, the USDA sent samples of large eggs from 12 locations nationwide to a laboratory for testing. The eggs averaged 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol, down 14% from 212 milligrams in 2002. And a typical large egg, yolk plus white, now delivers about 41 IU of vitamin D-up 64% from the last measurement of just 18 IU

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With questions raised about calorie counts, vitamins and fish, it pays to shop smart.

Average American Cholesterol Levels No Longer Improving

Americans LDL cholesterol levels have stopped

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What you need to know about Americas favorite seafood.

Progress Seen on Cutting Trans Fats-But Slowing

A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention