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As of 2015 the United States Government is faced with the decision to retract warnings regarding bad cholesterol, after a the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee convened and disregarding their warnings about it.  The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is the group that determines ‘Dietary Guidelines”, which is a fancy phrase for the group that reviews scientific research and determines government backed nutrition This would mean the government would have to admit they were wrong after 40 years of warnings about this subject.  Now in no way does this mean that bad cholesterol is suddenly free game, or does it mean they are admitting they were completely wrong.  According to an article posting on the Washington Post “The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol”, scientists have begun to find data supporting the idea that foods high in cholesterol may not significantly add to the risk of heart disease or affect cholesterol levels.  Now keep in mind this research is based on healthy adults, people that have pre-existing conditions of heart disease or diabetes are urged to keep away from foods high in saturated fats.  However, scientists are finding that a major roll in determining whether someone is at risk for heart disease in conjunction with bad cholesterol, is in their genetic make up.  Meaning that not all people can eat foods high in bad cholesterol and develop these conditions, in fact new findings are urging healthy adults to consume these kinds of foods.  However, as with all things too much of something will eventually cause problems.  Scientists have found that high consumption of foods high in saturated fats can correlate to heart disease and diabetes, but the average adult can eat red meat or eggs in moderation and not display any signs or risk.