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Which shellfish has high cholesterol content?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Seafood and choleste

Shellfish are a safe source of nutrition.
The cholesterol content turns out to be relatively safe as most of the bodies cholesterol is manufactured by the liver. The early studies on the amounts of cholesterol in shrimp revealed an error had been made in that the substance thought to be cholesterol was somewhat different is was not solid in cold water. Most sea food is safe to eat.

In brief: Seafood and choleste

Shellfish are a safe source of nutrition.
The cholesterol content turns out to be relatively safe as most of the bodies cholesterol is manufactured by the liver. The early studies on the amounts of cholesterol in shrimp revealed an error had been made in that the substance thought to be cholesterol was somewhat different is was not solid in cold water. Most sea food is safe to eat.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine

In brief: All in the prep.

Shellfish contain cholesterol, however the amounts are not as high as is often thought.
Major issue is often the way shellfish is prepared or consumed. Avoid deep frying, and lots of butter with your shellfish and you will minimize your cholesterol intake. Best bet is to speak to a registered dietitian with lipid expertise. www.learnyourlipids.com or www.Lipid.Org.

In brief: All in the prep.

Shellfish contain cholesterol, however the amounts are not as high as is often thought.
Major issue is often the way shellfish is prepared or consumed. Avoid deep frying, and lots of butter with your shellfish and you will minimize your cholesterol intake. Best bet is to speak to a registered dietitian with lipid expertise. www.learnyourlipids.com or www.Lipid.Org.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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