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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Potatoes increase risk of colon cancer

This post contains a summary of a paper published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine Volume 3, Number 3 / October, 1998 146-151 and a recipe for chipotle meatballs with guacamole.

Study title and authors:
Lifestyle and colorectal cancer: A case-control study
Yuan Ping1 , Yoichi Ogushi1 , Yoshikazu Okada1 , Yasuo Haruki1 , Isao Okazaki2 and Tetsuhei Ogawa3
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Bohseidai, Isehara, 259-1193 Kanagawa, Japan
(2) Department of Community Health, Division of Community Health and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Isehara
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(3) The Automated Multi-phasic Health Testing and Services Center, Tokai University Hospital, Isehara

This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between lifestyle and risk of colon cancer. 100 patients diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer in Tokai University Hospital were matched with 300  controls.

The study found:
(a) Smoking habits, intakes of meat and egg  were shown not to be related to colon cancer.
(b) Consumption of potato products were a predominant risk factor for colon cancer.

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Recipe of the day

Chipotle Meatballs with Guacamole
Meatball Ingredients: - Glatt Kosher Ground Turkey (Dark Meat)
Food Mall: Ground Turkey
◦1 lb. 94% ground turkey (any ground meat will do)
◦1/4 c almond meal
◦4 T bacon fat or butter (not melted)
◦2 eggs
◦3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
◦1 t + 2 t oregano
◦1 c chicken stock
◦15 oz. diced tomatoes
◦S & P

Guacamole Ingredients:
◦2 avocados
◦1 lemon, juiced
◦2 t chili garlic sauce
◦S & P

Preheat the oven to broil.

Place the ground turkey in a large bowl. In the large bowl of your food processor combine the eggs, almond meal, bacon fat or butter, 1 t oregano, 1 chipotle pepper and some S & P. Process until smooth and add to the turkey. Mix with your hands until combined. The mixture will be wet, don’t fret. Form the mixture into balls and place in an oven safe dish. Broil until browned, about 10 minutes.

While the meatballs are browning, add the diced tomatoes, 2 chipotle peppers, chicken stock and 2 t oregano to the same bowl of your food processor and pulse until smooth. Once the meatballs have browned, turn to oven to Bake at 450°F. Add the sauce to your oven safe dish and continue to bake until the sauce has thickened a bit, about 15 more minutes.

Now for the guacamole, place all the ingredients into the smallest bowl of your food processor. Pulse until it’s the consistency you like. - 468x60