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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Decrease of testosterone during a low-fat high-fibre diet

This post includes a synopsis of a stusy published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry Volume 18, Issue 3, March 1983, Pages 369-370 and a recipe for alfresco beef Kkebabs.

Study title and authors:
Decrease of serum total and free testosterone during a low-fat high-fibre diet
E.K. Hämäläinen*, H. Adlercreutz*, P. Puska† and P. Pietinen‡
†Department of Nutrition, University of Helsinki, SF, Finland
‡National Public Health, Institute, SF, Finland
*Department of Clinical Chemistry, Meilahti Hospital Finland                                              Books:
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

The concentrations of total and free testosterone were studied in 30 healthy, middle-aged men during a dietary intervention program. When men were transferred from their customary diet to an experimental diet, which contained less fat with a higher polyunsaturated/saturated ratio (P/S-ratio) and more fibre, there was a significant decrease in serum total testosterone concentrations. Furthermore, unbound testosterone also decreased.

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Recipe of the day

Alfresco Beef Kebabs
Ingredients:                                                                                                      Food Mall: Top Sirloin
Omaha Steaks 4 (7 oz.) Top Sirloins675g/1½lb lean sirloin, rump or topside steaks, cut into 2.5cm/1 inch cubes
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
10-12 small cherry tomatoes
Freshly chopped chives, to garnish

1.Thread the beef with the cherry tomatoes onto 6 short metal or wooden skewers (previously soaked in water for 20 minutes).

2.Cook the kebabs under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue to your preferred cooking time.

3.Transfer the kebabs onto a warm plate, sprinkle over the freshly chopped chives, season to taste and serve immediately with a crisp salad.