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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

Friday, 23 April 2010

Low carbohydrate diets more effective for weight loss in healthy women

This post includes a summary of a paper published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 88, No. 4 1617-1623 and a recipe for tuna salad.

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Study title and authors:
A Randomized Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet on Body Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Healthy Women
Bonnie J. Brehm, Randy J. Seeley, Stephen R. Daniels and David A. D’Alessio
University of Cincinnati and Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

This paper can be accessed at:

Based on the data, a very low carbohydrate diet is more effective than a low fat diet for short-term weight loss and, over 6 months, is not associated with deleterious effects on important cardiovascular risk factors in healthy women.

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Recipe of the day

Tuna Salad

Wild Planet Sustainably Caught Wild Albacore Tuna, 5 Ounce Cans (Pack of 6)
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1 can of tuna
1 handful of sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 handful of carrot, chopped
3 heaping teaspoons of mayonnaise
1-2 teaspoons of spicy brown mustard
Garlic powder

Add tuna to a mixing bowl. Add a handful of chopped onion, a handful of chopped carrots, an entire chopped apple, 3 heaping teaspoons of mayonnaise, 1-2 teaspoons of mustard, and then mix well. Taste and add garlic powder and salt to taste. Mix and taste again. Add more spices, mayonnaise, or mustard as needed to get the taste and consistency you like.

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