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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

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Humans are not adapted to a cereal-based diet

This post includes a summary of a study published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2005 5:10 and a recipe for baked salmon.

Study title and autors:
Agrarian diet and diseases of affluence – Do evolutionary novel dietary lectins cause leptin resistance?
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Tommy Jönsson1 , Stefan Olsson2 , Bo Ahrén1 , Thorkild C Bøg-Hansen3 , Anita Dole3 and Staffan Lindeberg1
1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
2 Department of Ecology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark
3 Institute of Molecular Pathology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

This study can be accessed at:

Johnsson concludes that humans are not adapted to a cereal-based diet, and that lectins in the cereals are the cause of diseases of affluence which could indicate insufficient adaptation to such a diet.

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Recipe of the day

Baked Salmon

• 4 salmon steaks (about 1 3/4 lbs)
8 Fresh Salmon Fillets
Food Mall: Salmon Fillets
• 4 T lemon juice
• 1 t dill weed
• 2 T finely chopped chives
• lime wedges

Place individual salmon steaks on pieces of aluminum foil large enough to wrap each steak. Pour a T of lemon juice over each steak, sprinkle with dill, and seal each steak in an aluminum pouch. Place the aluminum-sealed steaks in an oven dish and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve salmon with sprinkled chives and lime wedges.

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