Cholesterol Is Officially Not Terrible for You Anymore

Step away from the sad scrambled egg whites.

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Like she was about most things in life, Nora Ephron was correct about dietary cholesterol: It's not actually super scary and bad for you! And science that could soon be supported by the federal government agrees!

According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (opens in new tab), a fun time if we ever heard one, cholesterol will no longer be listed as a "nutrient of concern." This means they're upending the recommended 300 milligrams a day, which in turn means you can go crazy and have two eggs for breakfast—with the yolks. (FYI: One large egg has 200 mg of cholesterol.)

But don't take the DGAC's new findings as permission to chow down on lobster and cheeseburgers—basically the entire menu of Burger & Lobster—with abandon. Some people do experience health benefits from limiting their daily intake, and you should really consult a medical professional before making any dietary changes. But just think—no more sad egg-white omelettes!

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.