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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 2 October 2010

High fibre diets may lead to metabolic syndrome

This post includes a summary of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 90, No. 5 2618-2623 and a recipe for chuck steak pizzaiola.

Study title and authors:
Endogenous Sex Hormones and Metabolic Syndrome in Aging Men
Majon Muller, Diederick E. Grobbee, Isolde den Tonkelaar, Steven W. J. Lamberts and Yvonne T. van der Schouw
Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Colon Cancer
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (M.M., D.E.G., Y.T.v.d.S.), University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands; International Health Foundation (I.T.), Utrecht, The Netherlands; and Department of Internal Medicine (S.W.J.L.), Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This paper can be accessed at:

Muller concluded that higher testosterone and SHBG levels may protect against the development of metabolic syndrome.

Higher testosterone and SHBG levels can be attained by a high fat, low fibre diet. See here, here and here.

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Recipe of the day

Chuck Steak Pizzaiola

Ingredients: - Glatt Kosher Chuck Fillet Steak (2 Pack)
Food Mall: Chuck Steak
1 beef chuck steak, cut 1 inch thick, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
1 small onion, chopped
1 14 oz can Italian peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
2 garlic cloves, chopped
pinch of hot pepper flakes
2 Tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350F.

Place steak in a shallow glass baking dish with plenty of space around the meat.

In a bowl, combine all other ingredients.

Spread over top of steak. Bake steak uncovered 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until tender.

Slice steak and serve with sauce from pan.

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