US comes around to Australia's thinking on cholesterol

A warning against eating foods high in cholesterol has been stripped from the US government's draft dietary guidelines for Americans.

This is a  major policy shift for the US and follows Australia's lead. 

Current evidence confirms that dietary cholesterol intake has minimal impact on blood cholesterol levels and saturated fat intake is by far the strongest dietary determinant of LDL cholesterol levels.

In line with decades of Australian dietary guidelines, the 2015 version of the US dietary guidelines will no longer place an upper limit on cholesterol.