IT’S GOING TO BE OFFICIALLY OK TO EAT EGGS—AFTER OVER 30 YEARS. Because of warnings that eating eggs could raise my cholesterol, I ate only a few eggs a year for many years. Then a doctor told me in 1982 or 1983 that even though eggs contained cholesterol, eggs could not have any important affect on my cholesterol, that the main risk would be foods like fatty meats that the body turns into cholesterol. Since then I have happily eaten eggs. The period of abstinence made me appreciate them more.
This article in the Washington Post by Peter Whoriskey reports that “the nation’s top nutrition advisory panel” is proposing to acknowledge that what my doctor told me was correct, except for people with special circumstances such as diabetes. Warnings against eating foods containing cholesterol have been in effect since 1961. I have been lucky to have had so many years of enjoying eggs,