I ate like crappola for years, fast food 8-10 times a week (not that I particularly liked it, but it was convenient and I was pressed for time), junk food, bar food after work, you get it. My cholesterol was always good. In the 180 range with low bad and triglycerides and high good. I ended up big as a house and in 9/04 was told I was pre-diabetic (family trait, I was watching for it). Wham. Fear of blindness, neuropathy, losing feet and insulin put me on the straight and narrow. Cut out the junk completely, no simple carbs, no high fat meat or dairy, yadda, yadda, yadda. It worked. I dropped 70 lbs (which I've kept off), my A1c dropped to 5.7. Why am I even talking about this? Because 8-9 months after I quit eating all the bad stuff, my cholesterol jumped to 265. It sucked. But like you said, genetics control cholesterol levels far more than diet does and my family history said even the tiny women (for some reason, not the men so much) who ate like birds, eschewing all fats, had high cholesterol. My mom's was over 300 (eek!) and she weighed 105 lbs and ate little but lean protein and vegetables. I take a very low dose of Simvastatin. My Cholesterol total is now around 165, with great ratios. We eat eggs multiple times a week and not a blip on the uh-oh radar. An omelet with a few 'shrooms and a little ham and cheese is a quick and easy supper with a piece of whole grain toast and a green salad or fruit. Eat your eggs in peace Kat, just have the doc test you occasionally.