New Nutritional Guidelines: Do They Mean Anything?

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The federal government issued its latest set of nutritional guidelines today. Turns out, eggs are OK after all – along with other foods that are high in cholesterol. If you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll be pleased to know that you can have up to five cups a day! You should eat less sugar, of course. And although they do say you should limit your saturated fats, the guidelines don’t specifically say anything about eating less red meat. That’s got the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network up in arms. How much can we really trust any of this information about the health effects of what we eat?