The Roundup - Edition 60
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The Roundup

by Chris Kresser

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 60, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.

Blast from the Past

Despite the fact that the US government has decided to remove dietary cholesterol restrictions from its controversial Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the myth of cholesterol-rich foods like egg yolks, shrimp, and liver leading to high serum cholesterol and eventually heart disease is still pervasive. Conventional doctors and dietitians still suggest limiting whole egg consumption to 1 yolk per day.

There has never been any evidence to support the recommendation to limit egg yolks and other cholesterol-rich animal foods, and now a recent review of 40 studies confirms that there is no link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. The authors conclude that “reviewed studies were heterogeneous and lacked the methodologic rigor to draw any conclusions regarding the effects of dietary cholesterol on cardiovascular disease risk” and call for more research. I’d say their results just further demonstrate the  total lack of connection between cholesterol intake and heart disease risk.

If you’re not convinced yet, check out my eBook on heart disease: The Diet-Heart Myth. In it you’ll learn about the true dietary factors that affect your risk of heart disease (hint: it ain’t egg yolks!) And if you’re ready to go deeper in your education on managing high cholesterol and avoiding heart disease, I recommend my popular program: The High Cholesterol Action Plan.

Research Report

Worth a Look

For the Foodies

  1. Interesting article by Stephan Guyenet, as usual. Let’s spread the word that “Eating fruit does not contribute to fat gain in most people, but instead probably favors leanness.”

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