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Less emphasis on dietary cholesterol, more on overall dietary pattern.

For years, many people have limited their consumption of foods high in cholesterol and saturated fat, because too much circulating cholesterol in the blood can contribute to heart disease by clogging arteries and raising blood pressure. Recently, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has announced that concerns about foods high in cholesterol and saturated fat can be relaxed, since high levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol are based more on genetic factors than on diet. Instead, the Committee suggests focusing on eating an overall healthy diet that contains plenty of unsaturated fats from plant foods and is low in processed foods and added sugar.

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Title Annotation:FRONTLINE
Publication:Women's Health Advisor
Date:Oct 1, 2015
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