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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 17 January 2011

Eating foods such as liver, meat and eggs could lower your heart disease risk by 57%

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in The American Society for Nutritional Sciences Journal of Nutrition 134:3100-3105, November 2004 and a recipe for crispy liver hash brown patties.

Study title and authors:
Dietary Intake of Menaquinone Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: The Rotterdam Study1
Johanna M. Geleijnse*,†, Cees Vermeer**, Diederick E. Grobbee‡, Leon J. Schurgers**, Marjo H. J. Knapen**, Irene M. van der Meer*, Albert Hofman* and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman*,2
* Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands;; † Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands;; ** Department of Biochemistry, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands; and; ‡ Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands                                                             Books: 
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The findings of the study showed that an adequate intake of menaquinone (vitamin K2):
(a) lowered death from heart disease by 57%
(b) lowered the overall death rate by 26%

Vitamin K2 is found mainly in animal products, especially goose liver and goose meat, cheeses and egg yolks.

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Crispy Liver Hash Brown Patties

■1 pound minced beef liver                                                                             Food Mall: Beef Liver
Organic Grass Fed Beef Liver ONE (1 lb. (3) Slice Package)■1-2 raw potatoes, peeled
■1 raw carrot, peeled
■A fist-sized piece of celery root, peeled
■1 onion
■1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried
■A pinch of black pepper and salt
■1-2 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil

Grate the vegetables and mince the onion. Mix these with the minced liver. Add spices and melted butter.

Heat butter or oil in a pan and drop small portions of the liver mixture into the pan to form patties. Fry the patties several minutes on each side until nicely browned.