Important changes in official dietary guidelines for Americans for 2015

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In the same report, a warning against eating foods high in cholesterol is no longer included “because available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol,” according to the US Department of Agriculture. Experts recommend that Americans eat less than before, especially saturated fat and particularly for those older than the age of 50 years. The limit of saturated fat could be achieved with a few spoonfuls of butter, or a dozen eggs or a seven-ounce steak. The guidelines are open for a 45-day comment period and will be discussed at a public meeting in Bethesda, Maryland on March 24. “The inclusion of sustainability criteria in the Dietary Guidelines’ recommendations is a huge step forward for human and planetary health,” said Kari Hamerschlag, senior program manager at Friends of the Earth.

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