What the New Dietary Guidelines Mean for You

March 4, 2015 4:07 PM

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If adopted as expected, the 2015 U.S. Dietary guidelines could have a major impact on heart health, diabetes risk and obesity reduction. In the latest recommendations, fruits and vegetables get a boost, sugar takes a hit, fat content shifts, eggs win a reprieve and meat loses ground.

Michael Greger, a physician and founder of NutritionFacts.org, recently spoke before the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Now, he says, “probably the most radical recommendation to come out of this committee – something that no committee has done previously – is to cap added sugar to 10 percen...

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