Government revises Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Go ahead and have some eggs

January 7, 2016 12:06 PM

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Government revises Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Go ahead and have some eggs

Federal officials issued the eighth version of Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Thursday, altering some longstanding advice about what constitutes a nutritious meal and maintaining some food warnings despite strong debate over whether the alarm is scientifically justified.

Most notable among the changes, the government dropped its warning about avoiding cholesterol in the diet. Instituted in 1977, that caution helped sink egg sales across the country, but scientists now say the warning is unnecessary.

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