Does Shrimp Raise Cholesterol?
By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN, August 9, 2019
Shellfish, especially shrimp and squid, is naturally higher in cholesterol than other foods but does this mean it increase one’s cholesterol? We reviewed the research, and the simple answer is no. Dietary cholesterol does not have a direct impact on plasma (blood) cholesterol. Here’s why.