Cholesterol doesn’t belong in the naughty list anymore

cholesterol good for health In 2015 the US Department of Agriculture, responsible for updating dietary guidelines every 5 years, finally gave the green light for cholesterol-rich foods such as butter, eggs, full-fat dairy products, coconut oil and meat, which had been in the “naughty” list for nearly 40 years.

In fact, in 2015, the department stated that even though the previous Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300mg/day, the 2015 DGAC will abandon this recommendation on the basis of available evidence showing no significant relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum (blood) cholesterol,

consistent with the AHA/ACC (American Heat Association/ American College of Cardiology) report and that cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption. Thus the DGAC will no longer warn people against eating high-cholesterol foods focusing, instead, on sugar as the main substance of dietary concern.


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