U.S. poised to withdraw long-standing warnings about cholesterol in diet

February 11, 2015 8:10 AM

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U.S. poised to withdraw long-standing warnings about cholesterol in diet

The group's finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a "nutrient of concern" stands in contrast to the committee's findings five years ago, the last time it convened. During those proceedings, as in previous years, the panel deemed the issue of "excess dietary cholesterol" a public health concern.

The new view on cholesterol in the diet does not reverse warnings about high levels of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, which have been linked to heart disease. Moreover, some experts warned that people with particular health problems, such as diabetes, should continue to avoid diets high in choleste...

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