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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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This Transparent Shell Lets Scientists Watch Embryos Develop Inside An Egg

What new scientific breakthrough will they hatch next?

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Ordinarily, to see how an embryo grows and develops inside an egg, researchers have largely relied on “windowing,” a process in which a segment of shell is manually cut away to create a hole for observation. But thanks to a recent breakthrough by researchers from Bejing’s Tsinghua University Department of Biomedical Engineering, it’s now possible to monitor an embryo inside an egg through an artificially created, entirely-transparent shell – no broken eggs required.

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Scientists Have Discovered How to Unboil an Egg and It Could Help Cure Cancer

This new procedure reverts a hard-boiled egg into its pre-cooked state.

A group of scientists out of UC Irvine have figured out how to unboil the whites of a hard-boiled egg. Previously thought to be impossible, the procedure has huge significance for the field of cancer research.

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Feast Your Eyes: The Original 7-Eleven

Last Friday, 7-Eleven became the retailer with the most number of stores worldwide—but it started out as a simple country store selling milk and eggs.

Last Friday, 7-Eleven became the retailer with the most number of stores worldwide—40,000, to be precise, with a new one opening every three and a half hours.

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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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When Jack DeCoster was a high school sophomore, his father died and DeCoster inherited 100 chickens. By the time he graduated high school, the hard-working 4-H Club member had 2,500 laying hens in rural Maine. Twenty years after that, he was the undisputed brown egg king of New England, with more than 2.8 million laying hens and annual sales of $35 million. But when Myron Levin, a reporter for the Maine Times, covered DeCoster’s egg farm he discovered something else: The place had an unusual number of run-ins with the law.

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