Here is a piece of news that would definitely excite fast food lovers. A leading nutritional panel of the United States has termed cholesterol no longer a “nutrient of concern”.
According to the health panel, putting a tab on the cholesterol content of a food is no longer necessary when making dietary decisions. The health experts said that the food lovers need to focus on avoiding saturated and trans fats instead of focusing on cholesterol.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee took the decision to call off the specific restrictions imposed on cholesterol consumption by the eaters.
The draft report prepared by the experts in the panel will be published in the coming weeks. Once out, the findings would be subject to a public comment period. Based on the feedback, the report would be further considered in crafting the updated nutritional guidelines of the federal government.
The bad cholesterol levels’ predictive value in looking at the risk of heart attacks has also been weakly supported by the recent studies.
“The United States is the last country in the world to set a specific limit on dietary cholesterol. Some of it is scientific inertia,” David Klurfeld, a USDA nutritional scientist, said.
Even though the report seems to be a green signal for cholesterol, but its health fears related to clogging arteries are likely to take time to recede.
David Allison, a health professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said, “These reversals in the field do make us wonder and scratch our heads. But in science, change is normal and expected.”
As new evidence brings new as well as varied conclusions in the field of nutrition, they tend to be a simple reality of science.