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Does The Cholesterol You Eat Affect The Cholesterol In Your Body?

Dr. Mike Fenster, teacher of the 'Grassroots Gourmet' approach to food and health talks about how the cholesterol levels in the food you eat actually has little effect on the level of cholesterol in your blood.

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"Finally, finally, the guidelines are catching up with the science so in 2016, you will no longer find cholesterol recommendations on the nutrition labeling."

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I had a very nice weekend of eating Lobster meat, which I found is one of the highest, best forms of protein. - It is, and people avoided it for many years because like shrimp and some other shellfish, it actually does have a cholesterol in it, and people would say, oh, well you know I can't eat it because it's high in cholesterol, when in fact the cholesterol that's found in that has absolutely nothing to do or any serious effect on your blood levels or your blood cholesterol level. - Eating cholesterol then, is okay? - Well believe it or not, and I talked about this in my book the Fallacy Of The Calorie, what we eat, it just, the dietary cholesterol molecule has little to no impact on what our blood levels are and finally, finally, the guidelines are catching up with the science so in 2016, you will no longer find cholesterol recommendations on the nutrition labeling. They are just getting rid of it. - They are? Wow. So if somebody - And that's in agreement with the data that's been out there for years and years.