Foods like eggs and yolks have always been known to be high in cholesterol, however according to a new study report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), these items may not affect the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.
This recommendation may mark a major shift in the dietary habits of some people, as they have long been warned against eating high-cholesterol food such as egg yolk and meat, to reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease. The committee noted that, in such cases, cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for over-consumption.
Previously, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake should be limited to no more than 300 mg per day. The 2015 DGAC will not bring forward this recommendation because available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol, and serum cholesterol in the body. In its report, the experts have, however, recommended people to include more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains in their diets.
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