Study title and author:
Surprising decline of cardiovascular mortality in Switzerland: 1951-1976.
From 1951 to 1976 consumption of animal fats INCREASED by 20% in Switzerland.
The death rate for 'all diseases of the circulatory system' DECREASED by 22% in males and by 43% in females.
Mortality was REDUCED by 13% in males and by 40% in females for non-rheumatic heart disease and hypertension and by 36% and 47% respectively for cerebrovascular disease
Cerebrovascular disease was REDUCED by 36% for males and 47% for females.
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Recipe of the day
Coarse Liver Pate
|Food Mall: Beef Liver|
225g/8oz pancetta cubes or finely chopped streaky bacon
2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped thyme
15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
2.5ml/½ level tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15-30ml/1-2tbsp Cognac or brandy
25g/1oz melted butter, optional
1.Heat a large non-stick pan and cook the pancetta or bacon for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
2.Add the liver, onion, garlic, herbs, seasoning and Cognac or brandy. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the liver is brown, but still slightly pink in the middle. Cool slightly.
3.Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and coarsely blend with the melted butter (if used).
4.Cool for 20-30 minutes, then spoon into 4 x150ml/¼pint small ramekin dishes.