Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

From CNN Health:

Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

"Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, told CNN: "The idea we need to limit saturated fat and cholesterol shifted Americans from a well-balanced diet to high-sugar diets, which made people eat more and get fatter."
The reality, according to Nissen, is that only 15% of circulating cholesterol in the blood comes from what you eat. The other 85% comes from the liver. "So if you go on a diet," he says, "you're not changing your cholesterol very much."

The paleo crowd has been saying this for years. I won't get into the specifics of Paleo or Primal eating or my personal thoughts on it, there's a lot of things they do correct. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction away from the "low fat" dogma that has persisted for decades in spite of evidence to the contrary. 

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