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Is it true that shrimp can cause high cholesterol?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Shimp is high in it

It has a lot of cholesterol in it so over eating it can cause an elevated level.

In brief: Shimp is high in it

It has a lot of cholesterol in it so over eating it can cause an elevated level.
Dr. Ray Holt
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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
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