Experts Say: You Can Finally Relax About Cholesterol

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has some egg-cellent news.

Forget the warnings that eggs will clog your arteries. The new thinking: You don't need to worry about how much cholesterol is in the foods you eat; it's the cholesterol your body produces that's the issue. Experts are recommending that the government drop its current guideline—to consume less than 300 mg a day (the amount in two small eggs)—because it's based on outdated animal research. "We've slowly come to the conclusion that those studies don't transfer to people," says Tom Brenna, Ph.D., a professor of human nutrition at Cornell University. Bring on the (sunny-side up) eggs!

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This story originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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