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Is abalone high in cholesterol?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Same as most animals
The cholesterol content in most animals per unit weight is quite similar. The difference is usually related to their relative content of saturated (like marbled fat in red meat) and polyunsaturated (like omega-3 fats in sea food) that determine their health risks.
Abalone likely is very low in saturated fat itself, but like most sea food, gets less healthy with the drawn butter that accompanies it.

In brief: Same as most animals
The cholesterol content in most animals per unit weight is quite similar. The difference is usually related to their relative content of saturated (like marbled fat in red meat) and polyunsaturated (like omega-3 fats in sea food) that determine their health risks.
Abalone likely is very low in saturated fat itself, but like most sea food, gets less healthy with the drawn butter that accompanies it.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: LDL, not Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell.
Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading.

In brief: LDL, not Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell.
Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Little cholesterol is absorbed from food. Why? Because it is either digested (no longer intact cholesterol) or, if bound (esterified) to anything else, not absorbed. Why? Basic homeostasis principles (complex in implementation): All living creatures oppose outside influences which alter internal controls. Cholesterol >90% internal production, tightly regulated, ↑levels⇒↓production & vice versa.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Butter=one of the healthiest fats, also coconut oil, palm oil, better grade olive oil. Most mono & polyunsaturated fats are not healthy, despite marketing to the contrary. Fish oil is not healthy per se. A single fat, called eicosapentaenoic acid, 1 of many Omega 3 fats, from phytoplankton (which can be purified from fish) which is healthy. Study http://goo.gl/DKvdSI & wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_oil.
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