New U.S. dietary guidelines: Everything you need to know about what to eat/what not to eat

January 7, 2016 9:33 PM

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Go ahead and have those eggs. That's just one piece of good news from the U.S. dietary guidelines released on Thursday. Updated every five years, the government recommendations have been credited -- or blamed (depending on whom you ask) -- for shaping the eating habits of generations of Americans.

The 2015 revision contains a few radical changes, such as removing recommendations to limit intake of cholesterol-rich foods and adding a reference to coffee as potentially being part of a healthy diet. But the real difference, nutritionists say, is that eating well no longer just means cutting back...

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