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2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Makes Strides Toward Better Nutrition, But Fallacies Remain

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  • 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will no longer include warnings about dietary cholesterol, which for decades has been wrongfully blamed for causing heart disease
  • Unfortunately, while high-cholesterol foods like eggs are off the hook, they still insist that saturated fat promotes heart disease, and recommend limiting both trans fat and saturated fat intake
  • Still ignored is evidence showing that clogged arteries are due to trans fats and excess sugars, and that neither cholesterol nor saturated fats cause arterial plaque associated with heart disease

By Dr. Mercola

Every five years, the US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) convene a 15-member panel to update the nation's dietary guidelines.


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