Sorry if this has been discussed. I really couldn’t find a thread or article. A co-worker and I were having a discussion about the cholesterol in protein. This came up becasue he has a friend who is as healthy as an ox (eats rights and works out religiously including much running) who was just diagnosed with high blood pressure.
I don’t know the guy but but he’s 24 years old, one of 6 children, and nobody else in the family suffers from high blood pressure. Apparently my friend also knows someone who is in medical school and the calss had a debate about the health benefits of protein powders.
I know that powders are a great way to supplement but the class brought up the cholesterol content of protein powders. The powder I use has 30 mg of cholesterol per serving and I try to drink at least 6 servings per day equaling 180 mg of cholesterol.
My question is if this amount of cholesterol should be a concern to me and could it be a cause for high blood pressure after years of protein powder consumption?