Monday, February 23, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
'The nation's top nutrition advisory panel will drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings.
The group's finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a ''nutrient of concern'' stands in contrast to its findings five years ago, the last time it convened. During those proceedings, as in previous years, the panel deemed ''excess dietary cholesterol'' a public health concern…
But the finding follows an evolution of thinking among many nutritionists who now say that, for a healthy adult, cholesterol intake may not significantly affect the level of cholesterol in the blood or increase the risk of heart disease.'
... there are many caveats in the article. Seems to me that caution and a reasonably healthy diet are still wise. The article complains about trans fat and saturated fat. As far as I know, both come from animal products. Funny how a different study said that effect of saturated fat wasn't statistically significant and still yet another study said that a low fat diet is not a good idea. Confused yet? I have been eating a diet heavy in unsaturated fats and low in sugar. I have been eating more veggies too. According to my doctor, my blood test showed a low risk for heart disease.
However, blood tests aren't a perfect predictor either. I have seen articles claiming that inflammation is a risk factor for heart disease.