U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture

PART E: TRANSLATING THE SCIENCE INTO DIETARY GUIDANCE

Table E-18. Dietary Sources of Cholesterol Listed in Decreasing Order

  Cholesterol 1994–1996
(mean = 270 mg)
Food Group Ranking Percent Total Percent Cumulative
Eggs
1 29.3 29.3
Beef
2 16.1 45.4
Poultry
3 12.2 57.6
Cheese
4 5.8 63.4
Milk
5 5.0 68.4
Fish/shellfish*
6 3.7 72.1
Cakes/cookies/
quick breads/
doughnuts
7 3.3 75.4
Pork (fresh unprocessed)
8 2.8 78.2
Ice cream/
sherbet/
frozen yogurt
9 2.5 80.7
Sausage
10 2.0 82.7

*This category does not include canned tuna.

Adapted from Cotton PA, Subar AF, Friday JE, Cook A. Dietary Sources of Nutrients among U.S. Adults, 19941996. JADA 104:921-931; 2004.

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Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction

C. Methodology

D. Science Base
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  • Section 1. Aiming To Meet Nutrient Intake Recommendations
     
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  • Text
     
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  • Tables
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  • Section 2. Energy
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  • Section 3. Discretionary Calories
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  • Section 4. Fats
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  • Section 5. Carbohydrates
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  • Section 6. Selected Food Groups
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  • Section 7. Fluid and Electrolytes
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  • Section 8. Ethanol
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  • Section 9. Food Safety
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  • Section 10. Major Conclusions

    E.  Translating the Science into Dietary Guidance
        
  • Text
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  • Tables and Figures
  • F.  Research Recommendations

    G. Appendices
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  • Glossary
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  • Description of USDA Analyses
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  • Summary Tables from Systematic Review
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  • IOM Tables
    (Institute of Medicine tables referenced in the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report are available at http://www.nap.edu)
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  • History of Dietary Guidelines
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  • Summary of Recommendations
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  • Biographical Sketches of DGAC Members
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  • Acknowledgements

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