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Scientists Say Cholesterol No Longer a “Nutrient of Concern”

After more than 50 years, American cholesterol recommendations are changing. Time to load up on eggs, lobster, and caviar!

Eggs florentine on brioche. Photo by Dani Lurie via Flickr

Throw that pale, flavorless egg white omelet in the garbage, because cholesterol, a former dietary bogeyman and component of many delicious foods, is coming off the blacklist. A U.S. government advisory panel that helps shape official federal nutrition guidelines is altering their future recommendations for dietary cholesterol intake, a break from what has been considered conventional medical wisdom for more than 50 years. The Washington Post reports:

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The Perils of Confusing Drug Brand Names

With the proliferation of similar-sounding brand names for drugs, it's getting increasingly easy for us to mix up our meds.

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Lipitor is one of the county's top-selling drugs and the patented statin is designed to treat the symptoms of our often unhealthy diets—it lowers cholesterol levels.

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Dietary Supplements: Wednesday, February 9

Dietary Supplements is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Today it's all about health, plus a slice of geological cake. Enjoy!


Michelle Obama says the POTUS quit smoking a year ago. Not only that, she's taking her anti-obesity program global.

Speaking of globalization, why do the world's fattest people live on islands? Clue: It's not the piña coladas.

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