although short on time i hope that i covered this sufficiently today on coaches corner. I believe that we are all individual. and doing blood work once a year is no harm to check our health. but i would never blame natural cholesterol intake from eggs and prawns for example for a slightly elevelated cholesterol. nor worry. there is always a wide view to be taken on these things and context applied. and it is oxidised cholesterol that is the issue. cholesterol is a very much needed substance in the right form and correct place.
now if someone has elevated cholesterol and several diet and lifestyle factors going on then we would explore changes to all, improving antioxidant intake, methylation support, addressing nutritient deficiencies like omega 3, vit K and magnesium etc. etc.
generally i see support to the liver and gut and sugar intake make a vast improvement to cholesterol say above the 5.5 mark (EU;not sure what this is in USA)
as for population studies, they will always have some error. it is nigh on impossible to say it was the egg or it wasnt the egg when it could be so many things we cannot control. so always think smartly and for yourself… do you think you are eating too many eggs, can balance be better, can more veg be eaten, some meat free days, less sugar less stress etc etc.
simple things, small positive changes, done consistently…and individual common sense thinking