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Corona virus outbreak in Wuhan, China

Corona virus outbreak 2020
Corona virus outbreak 2020
On December 30h, 2019, China reported an outbreak of a potentially serious respiratory illness related to SARS and MERS in the province of Wuhan. It has since affected over a thousand people in China and has spread to a few other countries including other parts of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, The Republic of Korea, United States, Vietnam, among others, causing global concern about a spreading outbreak. Learn more...

Study:Dietary cholesterol may not raise risk

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Breakfast with eggs and bacon

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there is no numerical recommendation of cholesterol intake from food, as the AHA finds no link between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. Although you have long heard that dietary cholesterol is generally not good for the cardiovascular health, you might be surprised to know the studies have shown no relationship between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

Changing dietary recommendations

Based on this and other data, specific dietary cholesterol target recommendations were removed in recent guidelines. It has raised questions about the role of dietary cholesterol with respect to cardiovascular disease. This advisory was developed after a review of human studies on the relationship of dietary cholesterol with blood lipids, lipoproteins, and cardiovascular disease risk to address questions about the relevance of dietary cholesterol guidance for heart health. Evidence from observational studies conducted in several countries generally does not indicate a significant association with cardiovascular disease risk. Learn more...

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