New diet guidelines may ease daily cholesterol limits

February 11, 2015 3:21 AM

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New diet guidelines may ease daily cholesterol limits

Dietary cholesterol, one of the most closely monitored and regulated ingredients on American plates because of its believed link to heart disease, is making a comeback. When the federal government updates the guidelines of what we should be eating every day for good health — if it takes the advice of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee— cholesterol will no longer be listed as a "nutrient of concern."

That means adults will no longer be advised to limit cholesterol in the diet to 300 milligrams a day because it is not associated with increased risk of heart disease.

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