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Will eating eggs increase your risk of having a stroke? This is Judy Gaman and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute.  A new study out of University of Eastern Finland found that, in moderation, it won’t.  In fact, they found that moderate intake of cholesterol, up to one egg a day, 200 milligrams of cholesterol, doesn’t impact your risk for a stroke. The study took place 1984-1989 consisted of 1,950 people.  Of the participants, 34% of them were carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism.  During a 21 year follow up, scientists found that moderate egg consumption didn’t increase the risk of a stroke, even in the participants with the APOE4 phenotype.  So, enjoy that omelet—in moderation.  This Stay Young Medical Minute is brought to you by Executive Medicine of Texas, a leader in preventative and proactive medicine. Learn why patients from around the globe trust Executive Medicine of Texas to their health. Visit EMTexas.com that’s EMTexas.com.

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Thank you for listening to the Staying Young Medical Minute! With all the mixed messages on health, you need information that you can use and that you can trust. Listen in as the experts discuss all topics health related. It's time to STAY YOUNG and stay healthy! Each week we tackle a topic and often with leading scientists, best-selling authors, and even your favorite celebrities! As a listener of our show, your input is important to us. Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey so we can serve you better - https://survey.libsyn.com/stayingyoung2

For more information on The Staying Young Show, please visit our website at www.StayYoungAmerica.com, and subscribe to the show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app.

You can also reach out to our host, Judy Gaman on www.judygaman.com for book purchasing, and speaking opportunities in your area!

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