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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Protective effect of milk, meat and fish for cerebrovascular disease mortality in Japan

This post contains a summary of a paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology 1999 Aug;9(4):268-74 and a recipe for aromatic masala mince.

Study title and authors:                                                                                                         Books:
Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health--in Just Weeks!Possible protective effect of milk, meat and fish for cerebrovascular disease mortality in Japan.
Kinjo Y, Beral V, Akiba S, Key T, Mizuno S, Appleby P, Yamaguchi N, Watanabe S, Doll R.
Cancer Information and Epidemiology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

The findings of the study suggest that the increasing intake of animal fat and/or protein may have played a key role in reducing cerebrovascular disease in Japan.

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Recipe of the day

Aromatic Masala Mince

450g/1lb beef mince
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped                                                              Food Mall: Ground Beef
Grass-fed Ground Beef - 6 pounds2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 x 2.5cm/1inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 x 425g can chopped tomatoes
1-2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
10ml/2tsp garam masala
2 handfuls freshly chopped coriander

1.Heat a large, shallow, non-stick frying pan until hot and cook the mince, onion, garlic and ginger for 5-7 minutes.

2.Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes, chillies, seasoning, garam masala and half the coriander.

3.Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4.Garnish with the remaining coriander.