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If I have high cholesterol, should I completely avoid bagel and cream cheese?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ok if part of a diet

A single food item is no big deal in a cholesterol patient's diet.
It is the total fat, sugar, simple carbohydrates, and calories per day that matter. A bagel is simple carbs. Cheese is protein and animal fat, which is worse that veggie fat. So, eating cheese means avoiding a certain amount of fat later in the day. Same thinking process with carbs and total calories. Everything has a daily limit.

In brief: Ok if part of a diet

A single food item is no big deal in a cholesterol patient's diet.
It is the total fat, sugar, simple carbohydrates, and calories per day that matter. A bagel is simple carbs. Cheese is protein and animal fat, which is worse that veggie fat. So, eating cheese means avoiding a certain amount of fat later in the day. Same thinking process with carbs and total calories. Everything has a daily limit.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cholesterol

Cream cheese is high in cholesterol.
You can apply smart balance margirine.

In brief: Cholesterol

Cream cheese is high in cholesterol.
You can apply smart balance margirine.
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
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