Cholesterol — May Not be as Bad as Your Mother Made You Think
Cholesterol has been the enemy since the beginning of time or so it seems and now it might not be the bad guy hiding in the closet after all. New study out that will make your mother miss all the years she said no to bacon!
Typically you want to throw a brick of bacon at the US advisory panels that tell you not to eat yummy stuff like bacon, but this Valentine's day, you might be sending them roses.
In a resent article the US' Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee seems to have a change of heart when it comes to cholesterol.
Since a million years ago the US DGAC has warned that cholesterol levels should be kept at or under 300 mg a day to maintain healthy heart function, that is equivalent to half of an egg. But when the final report comes out in a few weeks that number is likely to change.
And just when you were thinking this was the best news ever, especially after hearing that the experts believe that healthy adults eating cholesterol high foods might not be making any significantly bad moves by eating those foods they throw in this wrench...
The greater danger in this regard, these experts believe, lies not in products such as eggs, shrimp or lobster, which are high in cholesterol, but in too many servings of foods heavy with saturated fats, such as fatty meats, whole milk, and butter.
Oh and just so you don't think the earlier statement, "since a million years ago" doesn't seem so far fetched... the current cholesterol guidelines have been in place since the '60s.