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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Eating saturated fat has NO association with heart disease

This post includes a summary of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (January 13, 2010) and a recipe for center cut shoulder crock pot roast.

Study title and authors:
Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease1,2,3,4,5
Patty W Siri-Tarino, Qi Sun, Frank B Hu and Ronald M Krauss
1 From the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute Oakland CA (PWS-TRMK)the Departments of Nutrition (QSFBH)Epidemiology (FBH) Harvard School of Public Health Boston MA.
2 PWS-T and QS contributed equally to this work.
3 The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the National Center for Research Resources ( or the National Institutes of Health.                                                                                         Books: 
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats4 Supported by the National Dairy Council (PWS-T and RMK) and made possible by grant UL1 RR024131-01 from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (PWS-T and RMK). QS was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Unilever Corporate Research. FBH was supported by NIH grant HL60712.
5 Address correspondence to RM Krauss, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Oakland, CA 94609. E-mail:

The study can be accessed at:

This paper analysed 21 studies of 5-23 years follow up, of 347,747 people and found that saturated fat consumption had NO association with heart disease.

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Recipe of the day

Center Cut Shoulder Crock Pot Roast

3 pound center cut shoulder roast (clod)
Salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, sliced                                                                                    Food Mall: Shoulder Roast
Avi Glatt Kosher Veal Shoulder Roast - 3LB.2 medium onions, sliced
2 bay leaves
1 whole clove (optional)
1 cup water

Rub roast with salt and pepper.

Make small slits in roast and insert slices of garlic.

Put 1 sliced onion in bottom of crock-pot.

Place roast on top of onion and add other ingredients.

Cover and cook on low for about 10 hours.

To make a thicker gravy remove roast from pot.

Stir well and let come to a boil (about 15 minutes) until thickened.