Get out your eggs, folks: Cholesterol is NOT, I repeat NOT, a “nutrient of concern for overconsumption”.
Yes, I realize we’ve known this in FxMed. But now it’s stamped approved by the USDA DGAC. How far we’ve come!
Direct quote from the 2015 USDA Scientific Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee:
“Cholesterol. Previously, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300 mg/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, consistent with the conclusions of the AHA/ACC report. Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”
Here’s the full text PDF—all 571 pages. Please comment or email me if you identify other areas of interest in this wooly mammoth-sized report! Good to see our tax dollars at work J