There may be good news for fat-loving Americans!
Current science does not support the government's policy to limit consumption of saturated fat, according to a "consensus statement" by a group of leading nutrition scientists.
That's according to the Nutrition Coalition.
The U.S. government reportedly issues Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) every five years.
The government guidelines have advised Americans to consume a diet "low in saturated fats" since the government began issuing the guidelines in 1980, according to the Nutrition Coalition.
It was said that a diet high in saturated fats could lead to heart disease and stroke.
The guidelines reportedly impact school lunches, hospital menus, feeding programs for the elderly, military food, and our entire food supply.
There is no strong scientific evidence that the current population-wide upper limits on commonly consumed saturated fats in the U.S. will prevent cardiovascular disease or reduce mortality. A continued limit on these fats is therefore not justified.Experts' letter to Secretaries of U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services
The study indicated that the impact of nutrients and food groups on health needs to be considered in the context of overall diet, rather than in isolation, says the Nutrition Coalition.
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