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This paper can be accessed at: http://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/ebm/record/18609049/abstract/End_of_the_road_for_the_diet_heart_theory
In this review Werko describes how the diet-heart theory is flawed. He points out that;
(a) Having a heart attack is NOT synonymous with clogged arteries.
(b) Shenanigans with the data has been used to obscure the negative results of randomized multifactorial trials.
(c) Side effects of the statin group of medicines have been more or less been neglected in the large amount of clinical trials.
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Recipe of the day
Roast Pork and Taro
1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds taro (2-3 inches long)
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2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
2 cups chicken or beef broth
4 cups chopped washed spinach leaves
In a 4 or 5 quart ovenproof pan over high heat, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add taro and cook 5 minutes.
Drain and let cool.
With a knife, peel taro and cut away any bruised or decayed spots. Cut taro into 1 inch chunks.
Rinse pork and set, fatty side up, in pan. Add taro, onion, ginger, and broth.
Cover and bake in a 375F oven until meat is very tender when pierced, about 2-1/2 hours.
Uncover and stir spinach into juices. Bake until meat is lightly browned, about 30 minutes more.
Then broil about 8 inches from heat until meat is richly browned, about 5 minutes longer.
Cut strings from pork, slice meat (it tends to tear apart), and serve with taro mixture and juices.
Season to taste.