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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

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Low carb/high fat diets and weight loss

This post includes a summary of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Volume 359:229-241 July 17, 2008 Number 3 and a recipe for chicken club wrap.

Study title and authors:
Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet
The Protein Power Lifeplan
Iris Shai, R.D., Ph.D., Dan Schwarzfuchs, M.D., Yaakov Henkin, M.D., Danit R. Shahar, R.D., Ph.D., Shula Witkow, R.D., M.P.H., Ilana Greenberg, R.D., M.P.H., Rachel Golan, R.D., M.P.H., Drora Fraser, Ph.D., Arkady Bolotin, Ph.D., Hilel Vardi, M.Sc., Osnat Tangi-Rozental, B.A., Rachel Zuk-Ramot, R.N., Benjamin Sarusi, M.Sc., Dov Brickner, M.D., Ziva Schwartz, M.D., Einat Sheiner, M.D., Rachel Marko, M.Sc., Esther Katorza, M.Sc., Joachim Thiery, M.D., Georg Martin Fiedler, M.D., Matthias Bl├╝her, M.D., Michael Stumvoll, M.D., Meir J. Stampfer, M.D., Dr.P.H., for the Dietary Intervention Randomized Controlled Trial (DIRECT) Group

This paper can be accessed at:

Weight Loss was compared in three diets; low-fat, restricted-calorie; Mediterranean, restricted-calorie; or low-carbohydrate/high fat, non–restricted-calorie.

The low carb/high fat diet produced the most weight loss and also improved cholesterol.

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Recipe of the day

Chicken Club Wrap - Glatt Kosher Whole Chicken Pullet (4 Pack)
Food Mall: Chicken
3 large lettuce leaves
1 cooked chicken, chopped into bite-size pieces
1/2 c sliced red pepper
1 plum tomato, sliced
1/2 avocado

Wash and pat dry the large lettuce leaves. In the center of each leaf, pile all of the ingredients.