A cholesterol and fat content database, http://www.cholesterolindiet.com, with cholesterol and total fat content data of the most common foods in North America is released. The database contains more than 7,000 food items common to the American diet system.

The database's user-friendly search interface allows users to query the database: (1) to find out the cholesterol and fat content of a particular food item, using a food item name, for example 'lettuce' (2) to find out what food items contain a certain range of cholesterol and fat content (milligrams (mg) of cholesterol per 100 grams (g) of portion of food). For example, a user can query the database for foods that have a cholesterol content of 50 - 100 (mg/g), using '50 - 100' ( the units of measurement are not needed to be included in the query).

The cholesterol and fat content database is based on the cholesterol and fat data generated and/or compiled from various scientific literature by the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory. The database is based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010).

The database has a free public access policy and can be accessed here: http://www.cholesterolindiet.com.

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