U.S. health panel to nix cholesterol warnings

February 11, 2015 6:57 PM

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U.S. health panel to nix cholesterol warnings

The decision to nix specific cholesterol intake restrictions was made by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The panel's draft report will published in the coming weeks and subject to a public comment period. The report will be used to craft the federal government's updated nutritional guidelines.

The decision comes as more and more nutritional science emphasizes a distinction between good and bad cholesterol. Nutritionists aren't denying the reality that too much bad cholesterol in the blood can increase a person's risk of heart disease and stroke.

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