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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Methionine consumption (meat and fish) protects against pancreatic cancer

This post includes a synopsis on a study published in Gastroenterology Volume 132, Issue 1, Pages 113-118 (January 2007) and a recipe for swordfish and beetroot chips.

Study title and authors:
Methionine and Vitamin B6 Intake and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: A Prospective Study of Swedish Women and Men
Susanna C. Larsson, Edward Giovannucci, Alicja Wolk                                                     Amazon:
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This study investigated the relationship between methionine consumption and pancreatic cancer in 81,922 Swedish women and men, aged 45–83. The study lasted just over 7 years.

The study found that men and women eating the most methionine, had only 44 percent of the rate of pancreatic cancer as compared to men and women with the least dietary intake.

Meat and fish contain more methionine than any other foods. So the more meat and fish you eat, the less likely you are to suffer from pancreatic cancer.

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Recipe of the day

Swordfish and Beetroot Chips
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Omaha Steaks 4 (6 oz.) Swordfish SteaksIngredients:
2 medium beetroot, sliced into french fry shapes
2 swordfish steaks
Lime juice
Cracked pepper
Olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius, fan-forced.

Line a baking tray with baking paper, spread beetroot chips evenly on the tray and coat with a few teaspoons of olive oil. Place in oven for 20-30 minutes or until cooked.

When the chips have finished, place swordfish on a tray and poor some lime juice and cracked pepper over the top. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked.


Swordfish and Beetroot Chips