Unlike the popular belief, including small amounts of cholesterol is very important for proper functioning of the body functions. It is a type of fat present in all animals, and is essential for normal functioning of cell membranes and production of hormones. Thus, Cholesterol deficiency is very rare because a part of the fat is generated in our body itself. However, in extreme cases of calorie deficiency, cholesterol deficiency can cause Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (severe mental retardation and an abnormally small head), cerebral hemorrhage in men, depression, and pregnant women may give birth prematurely to infants with low birth weight. Excessive consumption of cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.... Learn More

Cholesterol Rich Foods

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Dried Whitefish (Alaska Native)
Calories 371
Protein 62.45 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 13.44 g
Cholesterol: 265.98
68
Spleen, Variety Meats and Beef Products
Calories 105
Protein 18.3 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 3 g
Cholesterol: 263
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Braised Cooked Lungs Variety Meats and By-Products Veal
Calories 104
Protein 18.74 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 2.64 g
Cholesterol: 263
20
Braised Cooked Pancreas Variety Meats and Beef By-Products
Calories 271
Protein 27.1 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 17.2 g
Cholesterol: 261.99
85
Giblets Chicken, Broilers or Fryers
Calories 124
Protein 17.88 g | Carbs 1.8 g | Fat 4.47 g
Cholesterol: 261.99
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Pancreas Variety Meats and By-Products Lamb
Calories 152
Protein 14.84 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 9.82 g
Cholesterol: 259.98
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Fried Cooked Mixed Species Squid Mollusks
Calories 175
Protein 17.94 g | Carbs 7.79 g | Fat 7.48 g
Cholesterol: 259.98
5
Egg Custard (Dry Mix)
Calories 410
Protein 6.9 g | Carbs 82.79 g | Fat 6.4 g
Cholesterol: 257.98
4
Krystal - Country Breakfast Breakfast
Calories 287
Protein 10.44 g | Carbs 20 g | Fat 18.26 g
Cholesterol: 256.5
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Anhydrous Butter Oil
Calories 876
Protein 0.28 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 99.49 g
Cholesterol: 256
6
Canned Not Specified Liver Pate
Calories 319
Protein 14.2 g | Carbs 1.5 g | Fat 28 g
Cholesterol: 255.02
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Canned Mixed Species Shrimp Crustaceans
Calories 100
Protein 20.42 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 1.36 g
Cholesterol: 252
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Spleen Variety Meats and By-Products Lamb
Calories 101
Protein 17.2 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 3.1 g
Cholesterol: 249.99
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Thymus Variety Meats and By-Products Veal
Calories 101
Protein 17.21 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 3.07 g
Cholesterol: 249.99
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Braised Cooked Heart Variety Meats and By-Products Lamb
Calories 185
Protein 24.97 g | Carbs 1.93 g | Fat 7.91 g
Cholesterol: 249.03