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EGG NUTRITION CENTER MEDIA STATEMENT: American Heart Association Science Advisory on Dietary Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk

December 17, 2019 GMT

CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- “Today, the American Heart Association issued a new Science Advisory on the Dietary Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk, confirming where the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee landed in 2015: dietary cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern and that eggs can be beneficial part of a healthy diet.

The American Heart Association outlined two specific recommendations regarding eggs:

In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Committee conducted a comprehensive review of the science, finding that cholesterol was no longer a nutrient of concern for Americans. The science continues to remain the same today.

Eggs are a good or excellent source of eight essential nutrients including choline and lutein, nutrients important for brain and memory development along with long-term health. For more information on building a healthy diet with eggs, please visit EggNutritionCenter.org.”

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SOURCE American Egg Board