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Secrets of Uncle Sam’s Nutrition Prescription

Every five years, your Uncle Sam rounds up the latest scientific evidence about nutrition and serves up advice about what to eat and drink for better health. The resulting Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)—whose eighth edition was released in January—provides basic guidance to the American public about healthy eating patterns

Make Sense of New Dietary Cholesterol Guidelines

For many years, one of the cornerstones of heart-healthy dietary advice was to avoid high-cholesterol foods. It seemed logical: Too much cholesterol in the bloodstream can clog the arteries with dangerous plaque. High cholesterol is linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and peripheral artery disease.
But it seems the

What Changes Concerning Cholesterol Recommendations Mean to You

If the headlines about cholesterol have left you a little bewildered, it’s understandable.

First, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology changed long-standing guidelines for treating high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2013. They advised against continued use of specific LDL target

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