The return of the egg? New dietary guidelines may downplay cholesterol risks

February 11, 2015 3:54 PM

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The return of the egg? New dietary guidelines may downplay cholesterol risks

Eating a whole egg, yolks and all, has gotten a bad reputation over the years, but new dietary guidelines may send egg white-only omelets by the wayside. The recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which are now under review, are expected to downplay the importance of lowering cholesterol intake.

The most recent set of guidelines in 2010 recommended consuming less than 300 milligrams per day of dietary cholesterol, which is about the amount in one egg.

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