Panel could scrap advice on dietary cholesterol

February 12, 2015 4:00 AM

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Longstanding advice about avoiding cholesterol for heart health may be on the way out.

In a draft report issued in December, an influential federal panel — the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee — scrapped longstanding guidelines about avoiding high-cholesterol food. In the draft, cholesterol — found in foods such as egg yolks — is no longer listed as a "nutrient of concern."

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