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New U.S. dietary guidelines emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat

New U.S. dietary guidelines emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat

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Dec. 29 (UPI) -- New dietary guidelines released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services urge increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meat. They also advise people in the United States to reduce salt and saturated fat levels in their diets, officials said. Advertisement However, the Trump administration opted not to adopt new recommendations on alcohol consumption, initially drafted in June, after lobbying from the industry, according to reports. At least initially, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of nutrition experts that advises the USDA and HHS, suggested that the government revise its definition of "moderate drinking" for men down from two drinks per day to one. The definition of mo...