The most influential nutrition advisory panel of the US, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, has expected to alter the Government’s dietary warnings. For more than 40 years, the nations’ government is warning people of consuming cholesterol-rich food. However, it is anticipated that there has been a shift in the thinking.
The committee’s decision favors the view of dietary advisors who believe that excess dietary cholesterol is not a major health concern. Although some argue that the move had been long overdue, other nutritionists continue to believe that research still shows no substantial finding in the matter.
Five years ago, the committee had convened that cholesterol intake with food is a matter of high public health concern. However, it has recently come up with a contrasting view that the nutrient is longer considered a potential threat to the health of the people. Nevertheless, the new understanding does not nullify the adverse effects that link cholesterol to cardiac disorders. In fact, some experts have warned that irrespective of the relax in the warning, people having heart diseases must continue to avoid high intake of cholesterol-laden food.
In this context, it is noteworthy that the view represents a change in the understanding how cholesterol affects a healthy adult. Some nutritionists believe that it does not cause serious concerns in healthy subjects and is also unlikely to increase the risk of heart diseases either. The view holds foods containing high quantities of trans fats or saturated fats to be the causes of serious health concerns.
Although the committee has not yet announced a final decision, the same will be published in the upcoming version of the “Dietary Guidelines”. The federal publication decides the effects on the American diet. It essentially helps in determining the content of lunches provided in schools and also affect how food manufacturers advertise their products. The new set of advice may also result in a change of the quantitative consumption of some cholesterol-rich food, including shrimp and liver.