Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Collective amnesia on dietary fats and LDL-c

May 25, 2015 - ISA Amsterdam, May 25, 2015 - Prof. Martijn Katan



ISA 2015 Prof. Martijn Katan (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) responds to the report of the US 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee stating that cholesterol intake does not raise serum LDL-c. Older evidence from randomised trials arguing this statement seems to be forgotten.

Note: Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Part D. Chapter 1: Food and Nutrient Intakes, and Health: Current Status and Trends: "Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption."