Soon, US Dietary Guidelines will reflect current science.
That it’s the TYPE of fat that matters!
The Giant Leap: The 2015 US Dietary Guidelines will remove the upper limit for dietary fat intake and instead, focus on healthful foods and a diet that includes more polyunsaturated fats, particularly omega-3s from fish, nuts, and seeds.
“Dietary advice should put the emphasis on optimizing types of dietary fat and not reducing total fat.”
The other notable change in the forthcoming recommendations, is that cholesterol will no longer be listed as a ‘nutrient of concern’. For years we’ve known that cholesterol is not the danger it’s purported as being, but cholesterol is inexpensive to measure and there are drugs that lower it (if you can live with the side effects).