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Friday, 23 April 2010

Healthy men fed fat-free diets develop an essential fatty acid deficiency

Fat: It's Not What You Think
This post includes a summary of a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation 1975 July; 56(1): 127–134 and a recipe for lamb rumps with butter.

Study title and authors:
The development of essential fatty acid deficiency in healthy men fed fat-free diets intravenously and orally.
J D Wene, W E Connor, and L DenBesten

This paper can be accessed at:

Healthy men who were fed fat-free diets developed an essential fatty acid deficiency.

Essential fatty acid deficiency may lead to diseases such as dementia, ADD/ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder etc.

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Recipe of the day

Lamb Rumps with Butter

USDA Prime American Fresh Lamb Loin Chops 4.-1.1/2 thick
Food Mall: Lamb Loin Chops
6-8 lamb rump (chump) or loin chops
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
6-8 fresh bay leaves

1.Place each chop on a large square foil sheet. Season on both sides. Top with a disc of the butter and a bay leaf.

2.Wrap loosely and place on a prepared barbecue or in a preheated oven at Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F for 15- 20 minutes. - 468x60