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Thursday
May102018

Army soldier grows ear in arm for reconstructive surgery

U.S. Army(EL PASO, Texas) -- A soldier who lost her ear in a 2016 car accident has a newly transplanted ear that was grown in her own arm, the Army said.

Plastic surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, performed the Army's first ear reconstruction and transplant, a statement from the armed service branch said.

"I didn't feel comfortable with the way I looked, so the provider referred me to plastic surgery," Pvt. Shamika Burrage said in the statement. "I didn't want to do [the reconstruction] but gave it some thought and came to the conclusion that it could be a good thing. I was going to go with the prosthetic, to avoid more scarring -- but I wanted a real ear."

Burrage was driving from Mississippi to Fort Bliss, Texas, two years ago when her front tire blew out. Her car skidded 700 feet and flipped several times, according to the statement. Burrage, along with her cousin who was in the front passenger seat, were both ejected from the car and she "suffered head injuries, compression fractures in the spine, road rash and the total loss of her left ear."

Doctors later told her that if she had not received medical attention in 30 minutes, she would have bled to death.

When the option of ear reconstruction was presented to her, Burrage wasn’t sure if she wanted to go through with it.

"I was just scared at first but wanted to see what he could do," she said.

Once Burrage decided to proceed with the ear transplant, the long process began. Surgeons removed cartilage from her rib and carved a new ear. In order to allow the ear to grow new blood vessels so it would have feeling, they placed it in her forearm. After it was grown, they removed it from her forearm and attached it.

"The whole goal is by the time she's done with all this, it looks good, it's sensate, and in five years if somebody doesn't know her, they won't notice," Lt. Col. Owen Johnson III, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery said in the statement.

While this is the first surgery of its kind in the Army, similar procedures and transplants have been performed. In 2012, a cancer patient who had to have her ear removed, Sherrie Walter, went through a 16-hour procedure to have her ear, neck glands, lymph nodes tissue and part of her skull removed.

Dr. Patrick Byrne at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine pioneered the ear surgery that used the forearm to grow the ear for reconstruction. The entire process for Walter's ear reconstruction took 20 months.

For Burrage, there are still two more surgeries left, the Army statement said, but she’s feeling more optimistic and is excited to finish the procedures.

"Why should she have to deal with having an artificial ear for the rest of her life?" Johnson said. "As a young active-duty soldier, they deserve the best reconstruction they can get."

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Thursday
May102018

Try this mother-daughter workout for Mother's Day

Denise Austin/Katie Austin(NEW YORK) -- Working out with your mom or daughter can be a bonding experience that not only makes you healthier, but also gives you quality time together.

Just ask Denise and Katie Austin.

Denise Austin, 61, helped launch the home exercise fitness craze in the 1980s and now, after 35 years and 25 million DVDs sold, is still leading the fitness industry with her streamed workouts and 10-week whole-body plan for women.

Her daughter, Katie Austin, 24, is following in her mom’s footsteps with her own workout-filled website and app.

“I do Katie’s workouts now because they’re HIIT [high-intensity interval training] and they really work,” Denise said. “We put loud music on, and it’s a great way to be together.”

Katie, who played lacrosse at the University of Southern California, said she finds working out is a good way to spend time with her mom as an adult.

"As a daughter, in our younger years, it’s not like we want to so much hang out with our moms," she said. "But as we get older, we really cherish that time and love it. If you’re going for a walk or taking a workout class, you share that bonding moment of the time together and of getting fit together."

Denise and Katie created five workout moves for moms and daughters to do together.

Side pull

Targets the torso. Tap one leg back into a semi-lunge and pull your arms from the ceiling toward the ground, keeping your core engaged.

Side leg lift

Targets the hips, thighs and buttocks. With one arm around your mom's or daughter's shoulder, while standing, extend your outside leg to the side.

Tricep kickback

Targets the triceps. With your knees slightly bent, put your arms in a 90-degree position and extend them back, keeping your triceps engaged.

Partner squat

Targets the buttocks. Facing your mom or daughter, do a squat as you also touch your partner's hand so that your torso twists and your core stays engaged.

Side lunge to bicep curl

Targets the legs and biceps. Facing forward, extend one leg to the side in a lunge, and move your arms in a bicep curl as you complete the lunge.

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Wednesday
May092018

Weight training can help shape the body and also the mind, studies show

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Could lifting weights take a weight off the mind? Yes, said a newly published analysis of dozens of studies that looked at mood disorders.

Exercise can help improve symptoms of depression, the analysis found -- and not just aerobic exercises like running, jazzercise or cardio machines.

Whether it's the weight room or the mat, the authors of the study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said resistance training can also help people suffering with depression.

More than 300 million people worldwide are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization, which can be a debilitating and costly problem. First-line treatments are usually medications and psychotherapy, which work for many, but can also be expensive and time-consuming.

Plus, the authors found that almost 70 percent of patients in the studies still reported feeling down for up to 14 weeks after starting therapy -- and close to a third of patients had to try four different medications to get relief.

Researchers from Ireland and Sweden pooled the data from 1,877 patients and 33 randomized clinical trials measuring how resistance training affects mood. The patients worked out, 3 sessions per week, for an average of 16 weeks. The intensity of the exercise was mixed, but it wasn't an Olympic effort -- most were putting in low to moderate effort, and ranged in age from their 20s to their 80s.

Resistance training -- everything from arm raises and leg lifts to weight training -- alleviated depression symptoms, study participants said. The largest gains were made by patients who reported mild to moderate depression.

The analysis was limited in some ways. These were a mix of studies and not every study had the same forms of resistance training or the same amount of information about the specific exercises. Only a few studies compared aerobic to resistance exercises -- and found there was no difference.

Improvements in mood did not depend on how much exercise was done, baseline health or the amount of strength gained from the exercise program, the authors found. The important thing was to just do it.

This article was written by Sunny Intwala, M.D., a third-year Cardiology fellow affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Exercise Physiologist who works in the ABC News Medical Unit.

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Wednesday
May092018

Massive pollen cloud released from tree caught on video

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Video of an impressive cloud of pollen dust in New Jersey is sure to spark fear among allergy sufferers everywhere.

Eric Henderson of Cumberland County shot video of the massive pollen release after he drove up to the tree with a heavy machine and tapped it a couple of times, releasing a massive storm of bright green pollen into the air.

The video was posted to Facebook by Henderson's wife, Jennifer Henderson, where it's been shared more than 100,000 times.

"When my husband said the pollen’s bad, I probably should’ve taken his word for it. Crazy!" she captioned the video.

Pollen is one of the most common triggers of seasonal allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. As the seasons change between spring, summer and fall, plant reproduction causes the pollen grains to be released into the air. Pollens that are known to cause allergic reactions include some varieties of trees, grasses and weeds.

Those who suffer from pollen allergies, often called "hay fever" are encouraged to limit outdoor activities, keep windows closed, shampoo hair daily and clean air conditioner filters, bedding and clothes often, the AAFA said.

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Wednesday
May092018

Couple lied about cancer child in GoFundMe scam, police says

Cayuga County Sheriff's Office/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- An upstate New York couple was arrested after a four-month police investigation revealed they allegedly duped kindhearted people out of thousands of dollars by creating a GoFundMe page asking for donations to help pay medical bills for a child they falsely claimed had cancer, officials said.

Martin and Jolene LaFrance, both 35, of Port Byron, New York, were arrested on felony fraud charges and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould.

Gould said the couple created a GoFundMe page late last year, allegedly claiming their child had cancer.

"As a result of this online solicitation, they did receive several thousand dollars in donations," Gould said in a statement. "The investigation revealed conclusively that the child was never diagnosed with cancer or any other medical condition that was alleged in the GoFundMe solicitation."

Police launched a four-month investigation after getting complaints, Gould said.

The couple has been banned from the platform for violating "GoFundMe's terms of service, and all donors will receive a refund," GoFundMe said in a statement released Tuesday.

"It's important to remember that our platform is backed by the GoFundMe guarantee, which means that in the rare case that GoFundMe, law enforcement or a user finds campaigns are misused, donors are fully protected and will get their money back. Additionally, we are working with law enforcement on their investigation."

Martin and Jolene LaFrance are scheduled to be arraigned on May 16 in Montezuma. Efforts by ABC News to reach their attorney were not successful.

The investigation is ongoing, Gould said.

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Tuesday
May082018

New recommendations for prostate cancer screening

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK CITY) -- What should men do about prostate cancer screening?

For years, men were urged to get a blood test looking for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which can be elevated by prostate cancer. Then, in 2012, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-sponsored but independent network of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, said that PSA testing produced more harm than good. They stopped recommending it at all.

Now, that same group has finalized a tweak on those 2012 screening guidelines. Instead of bypassing PSA entirely, men ages 55 to 69 should have a conversation with their doctor about the risks and benefits before making their own decision on whether or not to get screened.

The task force says the change was largely driven by a 2014 study in Europe (European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer), according to a new statement and evidence review published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The European trial showed that a screening saved one prostate cancer deaths for every 1,000 men screened between ages 55 and 69. In four out of the seven countries in the European trial, screening also stopped three cases of prostate cancer from spreading for every 1,000 men screened.

Dr. Alex Krist, vice chairman of the USPSTF and a professor of family medicine and population health at Virginia Commonwealth University, says the “extended follow up of 10 plus years in these studies, which was not available in 2012, contributed heavily” to the decision to modify the recommendations.

The extended follow up showed some men’s lives would be saved if they chose to be screened between the ages of 55 to 69. Of note, the committee still finds screening for men over the age of 70 to be inappropriate -- the evidence still suggests more harm than benefit in this age group.

The committee pointed to research on some populations which may be at higher risk for prostate cancer and death from it. The incidence is 74 percent greater in African American men compared to white men. Having a family history of prostate cancer is also a known risk factor for developing the disease.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2018, an estimated 165,000 men will be diagnosed and 29,000 will die from prostate cancer.

The controversy over prostate cancer screening is because of the blood test developed in the late 1980s, looking for PSA.

PSA can be elevated when prostate cancer is present, but can also be elevated for a number of other reasons -- inflammation or infection -- generating a lot of false positives.

The men screened in the European trial, which drove the guideline changes, had a false positive rate of 17.8 percent. The problem with false positives is that in order to confirm prostate cancer, a patient has to undergo a biopsy.

Biopsies have side effects, such as pain, infection, and bleeding. Even when cancer is present, 20-50 percent of prostate cancers never grow, spread, or cause any harm to the patient, but doctors cannot tell which ones are harmful and which ones are harmless. Treatment also has side effects, and evidence shows that one in five men who undergo prostate surgery will have long-term urinary incontinence, and two out of three men will have long-term erectile dysfunction.

The overall message from the USPSTF, according to Krist, is that they recognize this is a complex decision.

There is no “right answer," he said.

We know a few men will benefit from screening. We know many men will have harm from screening. It depends on what these men value, and having a conversation with their doctor is an important process of whether screening is right for them. The USPSTF recognizes these recommendations are likely to be confusing for both patients and medical providers. Therefore, they have set up a user-friendly website for those interested in educating themselves about prostate cancer and the new recommendations.

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Tuesday
May082018

Why kids should stay away from sports drinks

ABC News(NEW YORK CITY) -- Sweaty athletes are often seen in commercials reaching for a sports drink for rehydration or electrolyte replacement.

Yet many public health organizations are warning that sports drinks are a source of empty calories, excess sugar and increased sodium in growing children. Are kids getting the message?

A new study presents a mixed picture. A joint research group from Hofstra University and The Ohio State University studied national data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2010 to 2015. The results show almost 58 percent of high school teenagers report drinking a sports drink “in the past week,” which is a small increase from 56 percent in 2010.

However, teenagers who reported consuming a sports drink “every day” decreased from 16 percent in 2010 to 14 percent in 2015. While more teenagers are drinking sports drinks overall, those that do are drinking them less frequently.

“Given that there was modest increase in weekly consumption, it is possible teens may be drinking sports drinks as a perceived healthier alternative [over soda] on weekends or occasionally after school,” according to Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and senior author on the study.

A 2011 analysis by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity found approximately that 27-40 percent of parents believe sports drinks are healthy for their children.

However, the data tells a different picture. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reports that sugar-sweetened beverages account for 173 calories per day in 2 to 18 year olds, more than any other single category. A label from a popular sports drink shows it may contain high fructose corn syrup, fructose, sucrose, brown rice syrup, cane juice and maltodextrin – all of which has been shown to be associated with weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, non-alcoholic liver disease and tooth decay.

At the same time, the CDC reports obesity among children ages 2 to 19 has been rising from 14 percent in 1999 to 17 percent in 2014.

The new study also shows more clearly which teens are drinking less: the largest reduction in daily consumption was in African-Americans, from 26 percent in 2010 to 20 percent in 2015; however, African-Americans and Hispanics were still significantly more likely to consume sports drinks daily than any other group, consistent with previous research.

“The racial disparities with respect to sports drink consumption are also cause for concern,” the authors said. “The higher prevalence of daily sports drink consumption in 2015 among Hispanics and non-Hispanic African Americans, when compared with non-Hispanic whites and even after accounting for other confounding variables, mirrors the heightened obesity rates among non-Hispanic African American and Hispanic populations.”

Oddly, teens who were active and teenagers who watched more than two hours of television a day were significantly more likely to drink sports drinks daily. Dr. Sarah Keim, an epidemiologist and co-investigator on the study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio, explained why.

“Athletes may believe they need sports drinks to replenish their body after physical activity, even though for most people water is adequate for this purpose,” she said. “Teens who have less active lifestyles may simply be exposed to more of this advertising by watching more TV, and so are more inclined to consume sports drinks as a result. They are also more likely to have poor quality diets in general, and sports drinks fit into that dietary pattern.”

Sports drinks generated $8.5 billion in annual sales in 2015, a billion dollar increase from three years ago. This rapid growth is no secret to manufacturers. The Rudd Center notes Gatorade TV advertising to children increased by 26 percent between 2010 and 2013. The fact that the majority of teens are consuming one or more sports drinks each week is likely a testament in part to those marketing campaigns, Adesman said.

Last month, BodyArmor began a multi-million advertising campaign for its sports drink featuring NBA superstar James Harden. Keim noted that advertising often links these beverages with athletics, and teens may be susceptible to these messages.

She said the authors hope this study is an opportunity to reiterate that water provides enough rehydration for most teen athletes, and that sports drinks containing sugar are not a good daily beverage choice as they can contribute to overweight and tooth decay.

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Tuesday
May082018

What parents should know about inappropriate content on YouTube

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After multiple reports of inappropriate content on YouTube over the past year, “Good Morning America” wanted to take a closer look at the site. How often do kids end up seeing inappropriate content on the video platform? We talked with a group of Philadelphia-area tweens and their parents, who say their children often watch YouTube.

Here's what parents said when asked if they've ever tried to take YouTube away from their kids.

“It’s like the end of the world," said Eve Ehrich, a mother of three kids.

“You’re ending their life for a day," another parent, Jaime Meltzer, said.

Almost all the parents said they have to use some form of parental controls on their computers and mobile devices to try to limit their children's exposure to inappropriate content.

The kids we talked to were all ages 10 to 13 and said they know who's “kid-friendly“ on YouTube.

Sam, 11, said SuperMarioLogan is “one of my favorite channels. It was a suggested video. And I watched it and it kept reeling me in to watch more videos.”

The other two boys in the group said they know “Jeffy,” a puppet on the popular SuperMarioLogan YouTube channel.

“It attracts kids because you wouldn’t think of him as inappropriate because of the way he looks," said 13-year-old David.

Family watchdog group Common Sense Media called SuperMarioLogan “Your basic online nightmare for parents of young kids." The group, who started rating YouTubers this year due to overwhelming requests from parents, noted SuperMarioLogan is intended for ages 17 and older.

“YouTube is the biggest pain point for parents,” Jill Murphy, editor-in-chief of Common Sense Media, told "Good Morning America." “Part of it is parents feeling like they are in the dark and have no idea of what their kids are up to online.”

Even the kids "GMA" spoke with agreed that YouTube doesn’t do enough to block inappropriate content and that it’s not a matter of trust.

“I think that sometimes kids get drawn in. It’s not their fault“ said 13-year-old Aubrey. “It looks kid-friendly. But then you watch it, and you don’t really know that it’s not.”

"GMA" showed some of the kids’ interviews to Murphy.

“Developmentally kids aren’t even primed at that age to have the wherewithal to shut off YouTube, the autoplay. They don’t even have the self-control to manage that,” Murphy said.

The creator of SuperMarioLogan told "GMA" he has lost revenue since YouTube started age-restricting and demonetizing his videos.

"Common Sense Media only viewed our old content, and their review was accurate solely regarding those old videos," he said in a statement. "We invite Common Sense Media to conduct a review of our newer videos, which are much cleaner in content. It’s important to note when we began creating these videos back in 2008, we were kids ourselves. We were just a few teenagers goofing around. Given we were just kids, we did not understand many things about YouTube or the audience we would subsequently attract. Today is much different. We have adjusted our content to appeal to a wider audience."

"While it's in everyone’s interest to ensure children are not exposed to inappropriate content online, it's ultimately the responsibility of the parents, guardians, and/or supervising adults. These are the only people that have control over what their children have access to.”

YouTube in a statement to "GMA" noted that the site offers YouTube Kids, which it dubs as the safe alternative for kids and families.

“Our main YouTube site is for those age 13+... Protecting families is our priority and we created the YouTube Kids app to offer parents a safer alternative for their children," according to the statement. "Beyond that, we’ve ramped up our efforts to age-gate flagged videos on the main app that are better suited for older audiences and increased resources to remove content that doesn’t adhere to our policies. We know there’s more work to be done so we’ve enlisted third-party experts to help us assess this evolving landscape, and we’re launching new tools in YouTube Kids for parents to choose a personalized experience for their child.”

YouTube does state in its terms of service that it is not intended for children under age 13.

However, the parents who spoke with "GMA" were not aware of that aspect of the terms of service.

Additionally, YouTube has tools it says can help parents filter out inappropriate content. “GMA” will take a closer look at those filters Wednesday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tuesday
May082018

One mother and her daughters have lost more than 150 pounds

Keila Anavisca(NEW YORK) -- A mother and her two daughters collectively lost more than 150 pounds over the past year.

The trio started their weight loss journeys without knowing the others were losing weight too.

“My sister texted me out of the blue asking what I thought of Weight Watchers, because I had done it years before,” Keila Anavisca, 34, told “GMA.” “I gave her my opinion … and she said, 'OK, actually I'm on it and I've lost 15 pounds.'”

“And I said, 'Oh my gosh, so have I,'” Anavisca recalled, “and then our mom came in and said, 'Me too.'”

“We all joined the club,” said Nancy Maldonado, Anavisca’s mother.

Maldonado, 57, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, said she has since lost a total of 35 pounds.

Anavisca, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, has lost more than 50 pounds and counting.

Her sister, Marleika Butler, 28, has lost more than 65 pounds.

“We kept each other motivated, definitely,” said Anavisca, a mother of two who kicked off a healthier lifestyle in January 2017 as a New Year’s resolution.

Though Maldonado and her daughters all lost weight at the same time, they each took a different approach.

Butler followed Weight Watchers, while Anavisca did it on her own, starting by cutting out soda and sweets.

“Then I just started making healthier choices and trying to eat as clean as possible,” she said. “And just not eating cake. It comes down to that, honestly.”

Maldonado cut down on starches and soda and started cooking more at home after receiving a warning from her doctor that her diabetes was, as she said, “out of control.”

“When you have health issues, it's not about losing the weight to look good, it's because of your health,” she said. “You have to take care of yourself.”

Maldonado said she maintained an active lifestyle during her weight loss, but did not go to the gym on a daily basis.

Her daughter, Anavisca, on the other hand, credits running with being a key to her weight loss. She completed her first half-marathon earlier this year and plans to run a full marathon before the end of 2018.

They key to her running, she said, was fueling herself properly.

“Before I would eat breakfast out almost every day, for lunch I would either eat out or I'd make like four grilled cheese sandwiches at home, just overeating a lot,” she said. “Now I have oatmeal almost every morning, a zoodle bowl for lunch and, in between, I’m having green smoothies.”

The trio’s weight loss advice to others is simple: Anyone can do it and you have to start small.

“I'm 57. If I did it, anybody can do it,” Maldonado said. “If you put it on yourself to do it, you can do it.”

“A lot of times when we're feeling motivated we make these big goals and then once we don't reach them after a week or so we give up,” added Anavisca, who structured her weight loss into 100-day challenges. “Start small, cut something out like soda for a month and then once you're successful with that, cut something else out.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tuesday
May082018

The lowdown on how to keep eggs in your diet while watching your cholesterol levels

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- High cholesterol means a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Eggs have lots of cholesterol -- between 141 to 234 milligrams per egg. It's likely why many people who want to maintain a healthy diet try to avoid eggs -- to lower their risk of high cholesterol.

Researchers from the University of Sydney decided to take a crack at this notion to see the real impact eggs have on a person's health.

The researchers put 128 people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes -- a major risk factor for heart disease -- onto a couple of different diets to see if it would affect their cholesterol. One group ate 12 or more eggs per week, while the other ate fewer than two eggs per week. It was all part of a three-month weight loss attempt, as weight loss is one of the first treatments for pre-diabetics or those with type 2 diabetes.

After the weight loss period, which worked as well in each group -- people lost about 9 pounds -- they were encouraged to maintain their high egg or low egg diet for a year. Patients came back for a medical assessment at three, six and 12 months.

But here's the part that may be most surprising: Patients in both groups had no significant difference in their cholesterol, sugar or blood pressure from the beginning of the study to the end of the study -- no matter how many eggs they ate.

Does it matter how I cook my eggs?

Yes. In general, eggs have a lot going for them nutritionally. Eggs contain 6 grams of protein, 72 calories, contain nutrients that are good for your eyes, brain, and nerves, and they have 270 international units of vitamin A and 41 IU of vitamin D. But in this study, the researchers recommended eggs be boiled or poached. If fried, a polyunsaturated cooking oil, such as olive oil, was recommended.

Does this mean I can eat as many eggs as I want?

Push "replay" on the old adage: Everything in moderation.

It matters a lot what you eat with your eggs. Butter, bacon, sausage, cheese and muffins all contain saturated fats, and those can raise your blood cholesterol.

Research over the past 25 years has shown that most of the cholesterol in our body is made inside us by our liver. It gets the signal to make cholesterol when we each too much trans and saturated fats -- not dietary cholesterol. One large egg has a low saturated fat content -- 1.6 grams -- with 5 grams of fat in all, and additionally, it still has protein vitamins, iron, minerals and carotenoids.

What if I already have high cholesterol?

There's no "number of eggs you can eat" from an authority like the American Heart Association. However, the AHA does have recommendations for prevention and treatment of high cholesterol.

The AHA recommends the following: Limit saturated fat to 5 to 6 percent of your daily calories and minimizing the amount of trans fat you eat. This includes limiting your intake of red meat and dairy products with whole milks (since they have more of the unhealthy fats), choosing skim milk, low-fat or fat-free dairy products, limiting fried foods and cooking with healthy oils such as vegetable oil.

So, does eating eggs really increase your risk of a heart attack?

No. From over 25 years of research, the bottom line is that for most people, including eggs in your diet does not increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke, or any other type of cardiovascular disease.

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