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December 14, 2019 - The Washington Post

Cholesterol studies promoted the sunny side of eggs, but the research was hatched out of industry funding

Cholesterol studies promoted the sunny side of eggs, but the research was hatched out of industry funding
Chickens - egg laying facilityCredit: PETA

Before 2015, the federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended restricting daily cholesterol intake to 300 milligrams, a little less than two eggs.

In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines reversed course, doing away with the limit, but saying: “This change does not suggest that dietary cholesterol is no longer important to consider when building healthy eating patterns.” According to a new review published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine this week, headlines claiming that eggs don’t raise cholesterol levels could be the result of faulty industry-funded research.

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