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.