How Dietary Cholesterol Effects Your Blood cholesterol

The effect that dietary cholesterol has on blood cholesterol is actually quite a small one because of the bodies ability to reduce the amount of cholesterol released into the blood in response to the amount of dietary cholesterol consumed. So if you consume relatively large amounts of cholesterol (not advised however), the body will adapt in order to reduce the amount of cholesterol synthesised internally. Problems arise when people regularly consume high levels of dietary cholesterol, similarly problems might occur if too little is consumed. 

Getting the balance right in all walks of life is key to physical and social harmony…avoiding a nutritional component completely, unless you’re Coeliac (avoid gluten) or lactose intolerant (avoid lactose) for example is never advisable, you never know how important these things may be to your body. 


Thomas, B & Bishop, J. (2007). Manual of dietetic practice. 4th Ed. Dietary Cholesterol. Kent: Blackwell Publishing.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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