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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

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Cholesterol levels NOT connected to clogged arteries

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Vol 20, 1113-1117 and a recipe for sicilian hens.

Study title and authors:
Relationship between Serum Lipids and Aortic Atherosclerotic Lesions in Sudden Accidental Deaths in Guatemala City
The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It
1 From the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Guatemala, Central America
This paper can be accessed at:
Postmortem blood samples were collected from 43 individuals, who died suddenly in accidents in Guatemala City, within 2-5 hr after death.
The study revealed there was no connection between cholesterol levels at death and clogged arteries.

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Recipe of the day

Sicilian Hens - Glatt Kosher Mini Cornish Hens (4 pack)
Food Mall: Cornish Hens
2 Cornish hens, halved
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
3 tbsp drained capers
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Chopped ripe olives

In food processor fitted with metal blade, combine almonds, capers, parsley, garlic, paprika, oil, salt & pepper. Process until finely chopped but not pureed. Pat mixture on all sides of Cornish hens. Place on rack in slow cooker (crock pot). If all hens do not fit on rack, place 2 halves on rack; lightly cover with heavy-duty foil. Arrange remaining halves on top of foil. Cover and cook on LOW 7-8 hours. Sprinkle with chopped olives.

Sicilian Hens