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Why cholesterol might not be as bad as you think

The advisory panel for nutrition guidelines in the US might drop its warning about eating cholesterol-heavy food, something Americans have been warned about for decades.

The US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has long warned about keeping cholesterol levels at or below 300 mg a day to prevent heart problems — that's about an egg and a half. But because of a new understanding of current evidence, that advice could change: a preliminary report from the group, issued in December, would take cholesterol off the list of nutrients of concern.

The advice is not final, although experts on the issue say they generally expect the government to follow the initial recommendations.…

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  Why cholesterol might not be as bad as you think

There has been a trend of changing attitudes toward cholesterol as researchers have gathered new evidence and reevaluated old data. The change echoes the thought of many nutrition experts, who have come to think that, in most cases, a moderate diet won't impact blood levels of bad cholesterol enough to harm health.

FH Foundation

Improving early diagnosis and encouraging proactive care of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics

The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (THINCS) is a steadily growing group of scientists, physicians, other academicians and science writers from various countries. Members of this group represent different views about the causation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, some of them are in conflict with others, but this is a normal part of science. What we all oppose is that animal fat and high cholesterol play a role.

CDC

Molecules called lipoproteins carry cholesterol in the blood. Two important kinds of lipoproteins are low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). When checking LDL and HDL, doctors often include another type of fat called triglycerides.

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