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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

Monday, 19 April 2010

High carbohydrate diets and heart disease

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1997 Apr;65(4):1027-33 and a recipe for beef, pork or turkey breakfast sausage.

Study title and authors:
Put Your Heart in Your Mouth
Effects of low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets on risk factors for ischemic heart disease in postmenopausal women.
Jeppesen J, Schaaf P, Jones C, Zhou MY, Chen YD, Reaven GM.
Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA.

This paper can be accessed at:

The paper found that a high carbohydrate diet increased the risk factors for heart disease, e.g by raising blood sugar.

They conclude that low-fat, high carbohydrates diets should not be recommended, because of the risk they pose for heart disease.

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Beef, Pork or Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Esposito's Finest Quality Sausage - BREAKFAST SAUSAGE (8:1) - (4) 8 Link Packages (Net Wt. 4lbs.)
Food Mall: Breakfast Sausage
1 pound ground turkey, beef, pork or a combination
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon each cumin, marjoram, pepper, nutmeg
 oregano, cayenne pepper and ginger
1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme, sage
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil

Mix all ingredients except the butter or coconut oil and chill well. Form into patties and sauté in butter or coconut oil. To store in the freezer, form into patties and store in an air tight plastic container, using parchment paper to line the container and separate the patties.