A press release from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commented on the draft guidelines. The release contained the following:
(a) The Academy supports the DGAC in its decision to drop dietary cholesterol from the nutrients of concern list and recommends it deemphasize saturated fat from nutrients of concern, given the lack of evidence connecting it with cardiovascular disease.
(b) Low sodium intake levels recommended by the DGAC are actually associated with increased mortality for healthy individuals.
(c) The evidence is strongest that a reduction in the intake of added sugars will improve the health of the American public.
I'm glad the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are at last coming around to my way of thinking.