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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 22 April 2010

High blood sugar levels are associated with significantly higher infection and mortality rates in trauma patients.

This post contains a summary of a paper published in The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: May 2004 - Volume 56 - Issue 5 - pp 1058-1062 and a recipe for flounder fillet with dill vegetables.

Study title and authors: 
Relationship of Early Hyperglycemia to Mortality in Trauma Patients
Suicide By Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction
Laird, Amanda M. MD; Miller, Preston R. MD; Kilgo, Patrick D. MS; Meredith, J. Wayne MD; Chang, Michael C. MD

The paper can be accessed at:;jsessionid=HXhN0hnJG1Dx92xZmFXv9Zlc1q9npHf74JnJvPmSzqf9PBLTn8bC!65375592!181195628!8091!-1

The paper identified that high blood sugar levels are associated with significantly higher infection and mortality rates in trauma patients.

High blood sugar levels are the result of a high carbohydrate diet. See here

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Recipe of the day

Flounder Fillet with Dill Vegetables

2 lbs. Fresh Flounder Fillets
Food Mall: Flounder Fillets
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp. dill weed
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, cut in thin strips
1 fresh tomato, diced
1 pound fresh flounder fillet

Heat oil in skillet over low heat. Add dill and garlic. Stir to prevent browning. Add carrots and sauté for 7 minutes. Add tomato and continue to sauté for 5 minutes. Place flounder fillet in the center of a square of foil. Pour carrot-tomato mixture over the fish. Fold foil so that fish is completely enclosed. Place in baking dish and bake for 7-10 minutes in a 325F oven. Serve immediately.

Flounder Fillet