Transcript for High-Cholesterol Food Warning May Be Scrapped
To health news and a potentially huge change in nutritional guidelines. An influential federal panel is expected to recommend scrapping the warning about eating high cholesterol foods. ABC's Dr. Richard Besser is here with more with this. People are sitting down, eating their eggs this morning in this is big and it sounds very popular here in the studio. Eggs may be back. Since 1961, doctors have been telling their patients watch the cholesterol that you eat and the reason is, a connection between cholesterol in our blood and heart disease but now they're saying that the dietary cholesterol really doesn't matter so much. So tell us about what brought about this change. Well, science over time has, said, cholesterol matters but the vast majority of cholesterol in our body we make ourselves of our bodies make it because cholesterol is important to cells and to making hormones and all kinds of things and your high level of cholesterol is more due to your genetics than what you're eating. I know people are wondering how does this affect each person individually. I can't imagine it's all the same. It isn't. It doesn't apply to everybody. May be six months before these are finalize fundamental approved. There are certain people where the amount of cholesterol they eat it does raise their blood so wouldn't apply to them. Diabetics, it doesn't matter. If somebody put you on a Staten, that's because the level in your blood is high and won't change that at all. For others it may mean breakfast with eggs every day. Not such a big thing. I feel better about yesterday's omelet but if you're on statins -- Don't change anything there without talking to your doctor and these respect approved yet but looks like this is what's coming. You'll have answers. I'm sure there will be a lot of questions. On Twitter, thanks. Laughter is the best medicine.
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