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Is the cholesterol in shrimp good or bad cholesterol?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Bad cholesterol

Cholesterol in shrimp is bad cholesterol.

In brief: Bad cholesterol

Cholesterol in shrimp is bad cholesterol.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Fish oil in shrimp.

The cholesterol in shrimp, like that in other fish, is predominantly healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
The problem with shrimp is that it's so easy to eat a lot of them as they're essentially finger-food. So in total, the cholesterol can add up to a lot of calories. Having a few steamed or grilled shrimp would be just fine.

In brief: Fish oil in shrimp.

The cholesterol in shrimp, like that in other fish, is predominantly healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
The problem with shrimp is that it's so easy to eat a lot of them as they're essentially finger-food. So in total, the cholesterol can add up to a lot of calories. Having a few steamed or grilled shrimp would be just fine.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Neither

Cholesterol in food is neither good or bad.
The idea of good and bad cholesterol come from our use of cholesterol as an common way of estimating the quantity of "good" (HDL) and "bad" (ldl) lipoprotein particles that carry cholesterol in the blood. Research has established that it is the number of LDL and HDL particles, not the cholesterol inside the particle, that is the best measure of chd risk.

In brief: Neither

Cholesterol in food is neither good or bad.
The idea of good and bad cholesterol come from our use of cholesterol as an common way of estimating the quantity of "good" (HDL) and "bad" (ldl) lipoprotein particles that carry cholesterol in the blood. Research has established that it is the number of LDL and HDL particles, not the cholesterol inside the particle, that is the best measure of chd risk.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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