US poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

February 11, 2015 2:50 PM

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US poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel will drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings.

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

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