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People can help to lower their own cholesterol levels naturally by eating two eggs a day, researchers have claimed.

Eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals, but previous research has suggested that cholesterol-rich foods such as eggs may be associated with an increase in blood cholesterol levels.

However, the latest research makes a distinction between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol and suggests that eating two eggs a day while on a calorie-restricted diet may reduce people's blood cholesterol and may also help people to lose weight.

Commenting on the findings, which are published in the European Journal of Nutrition, lead researcher Dr Bruce Griffin from Surrey University said: "There is no convincing evidence to link an increased intake of dietary cholesterol or eggs with coronary heart disease.

"Indeed, eggs make a nutritional contribution to a healthy, calorie-restricted diet."

According to the UK's Food Standards Agency, people who are advised to watch their cholesterol levels by their GP should focus on cutting down on saturated fats.ADNFCR-858-ID-18748417-ADNFCR

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