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US guideline may drop cholesterol limits but keep link between dietary saturated fats and trans fats and heart disease

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 18 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h835
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A draft version of a document due out later this year may no longer warn consumers to limit their consumption of dietary cholesterol. The 2015 version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are revised every five years, have urged US consumers to limit cholesterol in their diet since the 1980s.

The decision to drop the cholesterol limits, reported first by the Washington Post, was discussed at a 15 December meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The expert panel evaluates the current scientific evidence …

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