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No specific warning about cholesterol expected on new healthcare guidelines

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Advisory Board will be releasing its new guidelines within the next several weeks.

The board releases new guidelines every five years, and this year for the first time since 1961 there will be no specific warnings about cholesterol.

The government first warned about cholesterol during the 1940's when heart disease was on the rise. At that time there was a link between heart disease and cholesterol, but the experts now say that's no longer the case.

According to The Washington Post the experts say there is still bad cholesterol and good cholesterol, but for a healthy person eating an egg with high cholesterol is not a bad thing. The key is in eating in moderation foods with saturated fats like whole milk.

This new view of cholesterol in food does not take back the warnings about "bad" cholesterol which have been linked to heart disease.