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Are Shrimp and Shellfish Still Considered Bad if You Have High Cholesterol?

There are two sources of cholesterol in your body: cholesterol your body produces and dietary cholesterol from foods and beverages of animal origin. Since a diet high in cholesterol can elevate blood cholesterol, the Dietary Guidelines suggest consuming less than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day. However, saturated fat and trans fat in food have a more significant effect on elevating blood cholesterol than dietary cholesterol. 

Although one-three ounce serving of shrimp does have over 100 milligrams of cholesterol, shrimp are low in total fat and saturated fat. This means they can be enjoyed as part of a healthy life style. 

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