The information in quotes was condensed from an article by Francois Lubbe, UK Editor of HSI health newsletter (received via e-mail):
"When I was diagnosed with high cholesterol, at the age of 9, one of the first dietary changes our family doctor recommended was to avoid eggs at all costs..."
"The truth is, thanks to misinformed (plain wrong!) advice like that, many people believe that eggs are bad for them because they contain high amounts of cholesterol. Consequently, millions of people are avoiding cholesterol-rich foods, like eggs, under the illusion that they’re ‘protecting’ their heart health."
"Let’s face it, when we hear the word cholesterol we immediately think of clogged arteries, heart attacks, stroke etc... We rarely think of it in relation to good health and who can blame us, since the mainstream has left no stone unturned in their mission to make cholesterol arch villain number one!"
"Cholesterol is good for you! "
"Consider some of the following cholesterol-related facts — that you certainly won’t hear about from your doctor — and chances are you’ll change the way you view this essential building block..."
"To start with, cholesterol is absolutely vital for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy birth because it’s an essential component in cell membrane formation. It also plays a key role in the healing of wounds. These are just two of its many beneficial functions... and its virtues don’t end there!"
"...eggs are a highly nutritious food — packed full of vitamins and minerals. For example, they contain vitamins B12 and B6 and folic acid that help lower homocysteine levels — this is important as high levels are associated with heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s."
"...they also contain zinc which is essential for supporting your immune system; carotenes which offer vital protection against age related macular degeneration; sulphur which possesses anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant protection; and magnesium which helps fight everything from high blood pressure, migraines and atherogenesis (fatty deposits on arterial walls). Add to this mix vitamins A, D, E and K, iron, riboflavin, niacin, potassium and lipoproteins, and it’s not difficult to figure out why eggs are such a nutritious and healthy food."
[I guess I should add that most things are good as long as they're done in moderation, and there's a balance of other things.]
The article went on to mention that HSI has a website dedicated to this subject--
"The Cholesterol Truth: Safe Alternatives To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs"
If this subject is of interest to you, you'll find the articles here: