The 2015 dietary guidelines advisory committee report concerning dietary cholesterol

Kim A. Williams, Amanda J. Krause, Sarah Shearer, Stephen Devries

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The most recent 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report indicated that "cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption." However, this statement may be too general as it does not acknowledge conflicting findings in literature regarding cardiovascular risk in certain populations. Current research suggests that dietary cholesterol may increase an subject's risk of developing diabetes, increases a diabetic patient's risk of cardiovascular disease, and may worsen coronary risk factors in subjects who are "hyper-responders" to dietary cholesterol. In conclusion, we suggest that a more cautious approach to dietary cholesterol intake is warranted, especially in high-risk populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1479-1480
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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