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Table 5 Comparison of dietary cholesterol intake and percentage of energy from saturated fatty acids (X ± SD) depending on habitual egg intake in the study group

From: Association between egg consumption and elevated fasting glucose prevalence in relation to dietary patterns in selected group of Polish adults

Dietary intakeWomen (n = 1041)Men (n = 589)Overall (n = 1630)
≤ 1 egg per week2–4 eggs per week≥ 5 eggs per weekp*≤ 1 egg per week2–4 eggs per week≥ 5 eggs per weekp*≤ 1 egg per week2–4 eggs per week≥ 5 eggs per weekp*
Cholesterol [mg/1000 kcal/day]109.8 ± 27.1149.3 ± 25.6188.1 ± 42.9< 0.0001110.5 ± 26.7147.8 ± 26.9195.7 ± 39.9< 0.0001110.1 ± 26.9148.8 ± 26.0192.1 ± 41.4< 0.0001
Cholesterol other than from eggs [mg/1000 kcal/day]99.3 ± 25.7114.5 ± 25.6119.5 ± 28.9< 0.0001100.1 ± 25.7112.9 ± 27.6127.3 ± 25.6< 0.000199.5 ± 25.6114.0 ± 26.3123.6 ± 27.4< 0.0001
SFA [% of energy]11.9 ± 3.512.9 ± 3.213.9 ± 3.5< 0.000111.5 ± 3.412.5 ± 3.414.1 ± 3.4< 0.000111.7 ± 3.412.8 ± 3.314.0 ± 3.4< 0.0001
SFA other than from eggs [% of energy]11.8 ± 3.512.7 ± 3.313.3 ± 3.5< 0.000111.4 ± 3.412.3 ± 3.413.6 ± 3.4< 0.000111.6 ± 3.412.5 ± 3.313.5 ± 3.4< 0.0001
  1. * - Kruskal-Wallis test; SFA – saturated fatty acids X ± SD - mean ± standard deviation