The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol

  • metta

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    Feb 19, 2015 6:47 AM GMT
    The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol


    'Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.'


    http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/11/8018253/us-dietary-guidelines-drop-cholesterol-warning
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    Feb 19, 2015 12:29 PM GMT
    I'm still confused about this.

    Within these past two weeks, I have read similar news and articles about this same thing.

    I read this yesterday. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/why-you-should-never-eat-a-bacon-sandwich-what-you-can--and-cant--eat-20150217-13fk6l.touch.html

    I talked to some people and they don't buy it. icon_confused.gif They still think cholesterol in food is evil. They say maybe this study is funded by meat industry, etc, etc.

    Although I do wish that the new study is correct; I love meat too much to give it up. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 19, 2015 12:41 PM GMT
    Here we go again. Eat eggs, don't eat eggs, eat eggs... etc, etc.

    I wonder why we bother to follow any government nutritional guidelines at all - they're always changing. icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 19, 2015 12:53 PM GMT
    I eat a diabetes safe diet and let it goes at that. I don't even get my cholesterol checked anymore. My HDL was around 70 last time I had it checked so my so called risk ratio was around 2.3 or something like that, which is way safe. I'm tired of all this on again off again crap. I exercise vigorously and try eat with some common sense and that's it
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    Feb 20, 2015 1:30 AM GMT
    Michelle will now need to add chickens to her White House veggie garden.
  • tj85016

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    Feb 20, 2015 1:39 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidHere we go again. Eat eggs, don't eat eggs, eat eggs... etc, etc.

    I wonder why we bother to follow any government nutritional guidelines at all - they're always changing. icon_confused.gif


    lol you need government guidelines to tell you what and how to eat? SMH

    all the post WW2 heart disease has way more to do with engineered crap like Crisco and margarine than any naturally occurring fat (yes, like egg yolks)
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    Feb 20, 2015 3:33 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidHere we go again. Eat eggs, don't eat eggs, eat eggs... etc, etc.

    I wonder why we bother to follow any government nutritional guidelines at all - they're always changing. icon_confused.gif


    lol you need government guidelines to tell you what and how to eat? SMH

    all the post WW2 heart disease has way more to do with engineered crap like Crisco and margarine than any naturally occurring fat (yes, like

    Research takes bucks, so does publication. So throughout my lifetime Science has been bought like advertising.
  • toastvenom

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    Feb 20, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
    holy shit! That piece of news almost gave me a heart attack
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 20, 2015 10:30 PM GMT
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  • bobbobbob

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    Feb 21, 2015 12:10 PM GMT
    Art Deco may back me up on how many times they've maligned eggs over the past decades. I can remember four. The same with bacon.

    As for "scientific " research on alcohol consumption, it's changed at least every three years for the past 35. Just last week they released a study that says moderate drinkers (more than one drink a day) outlive people who don't drink at all.

    Remember all the drama in the 90s about aspirin being bad? Ooops! bad science has been retracted by another study.

    scientific studies on circumcision have produced so much conflicting data over the years it's a joke.

    I'm going to play it safe and watch the water line here in the bayou in my back yard before I get worried about global warming. If they can't get it right after dozens of studies on eggs, bacon, booze, drugs, and foreskin I really don't expect them to do much better on melting polar ice caps.
  • tj85016

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    Feb 21, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
    if you're actually gonna believe government "guidelines" on nutrician, you really need to get your head examined first