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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

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

High blood sugar levels are associated with heart disease

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the Lancet 22-JUN-2002; 359(9324): 2140-4 and a recipe for Kiev beefburgers.

21 Days to a Healthy Heart: Eat Your Way to Heart Health
Study title and author:
Glucose metabolism in patients with acute myocardial infarction and no previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus: a prospective study.
Norhammar A

This study indicates that people with high blood sugar (HbA(1c)) levels are prone to suffer from heart attacks

High blood sugar is promoted by a diet high in carbohydrates. See here and here

For a comprehensive scientific review of the effects of diet on heart disease please see my book, details here.

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Recipe of the day

Kiev Beefburgers

Contains 10 - 1 lb. Lean Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef
Food Mall: Ground Beef
450g/1lb ground beef
Freshly milled black pepper
1 small courgette, coarsely grated

For the Garlic Butter:
75g/3oz salted butter, slightly softened
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
15-30ml/1-2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley or chives

1.To prepare the garlic butter; in a small bowl mix together all the ingredients.

2.Mould the butter into a small cylinder shape. Wrap in foil and freeze for up to 2 hours.

3.In a large bowl mix the burger ingredients together. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 8x9cm/3½inch burgers.Cut the butter into 4 x 1cm/½inch thick discs. Place a disc in the centre of each burger. Position the remaining burgers on top and continue to mould into a burger shape so that the butter discs are hidden in the centre. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.

4.Cook the burgers on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.