What WERE they thinking 1. August 2012 William Davis (0) When the Dietary Guidelines for Americans were drafted and the USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with disseminating this information to us . . . When the American Heart Association created its Total Lifestyle Change (TLC) diet to reduce cardiovascular risk and reduce cholesterol . . . When the American Diabetes Association developed its diet to help diabetics manage their blood sugars and prevent hypoglycemia . . . How did conditions like Familial Hypertriglyceridemia fit into this scheme?