Study title and authors:
Effects of dietary fat and fiber on plasma and urine androgens and estrogens in men: a controlled feeding study
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/64/6/850
The study evaluated the effects of fat and fiber consumption on sex hormones in men.
Men were assigned into 2 groups eating (a) Low fat, high fibre diet (b) High fat, low fibre diet.
The men on the high fat, low fibre diet had higher total and sex-hormone-binding-globulin (SHBG)-bound testosterone levels by 13% and 15% respectively.
Higher testosterone and SHBG levels are associated with a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome.
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|Food Mall: Strip Steak|
1/4 tsp pepper
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried
pinch of hot pepper flakes
1 14 oz can Italian peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped
Pound steaks between 2 pieces of wax paper or plastic wrap until flattened to 1/4 inch thickness.
Brush with 1 Tbsp oil. Season with pepper In a nonreactive medium saucepan, heat the remaining 2 Tbsp oil over medium heat.
Add onion and cook 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and hot pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook 7-8 minutes to blend flavors. Cover and keep warm.
Light a hot fire in grill, or preheat broiler. Grill or broil steaks 3 inches from heat for 2 minutes. Turn and cook 1-2 minutes ore, be careful not to overcook.
Serve with sauce spooned over the meat.