Proposed U.S. guidelines would lift limits on dietary cholesterol

NEW YORK (CNN) – According to a draft report issued in December by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”

The American Heart Association says there are two types of cholesterol: “good” and “bad” and that too much of one type, or not enough of another, can put you at risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory committee will send its final recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

the AHA recommends all adults age 20 or older have their cholesterol checked every four to six years.

Web extra: Full 40 page Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report [PDF]

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