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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

High cholesterol NOT a factor in heart disease

$29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol
This post includes a summary of a study published in Circulation 1963;27:229-236 and a recipe for crockpot chicken cacciatore.

Study title and authors:
Serum lipid levels and the severity of coronary and cerebral atherosclerosis in adequately nourished men, 60 to 69 years of age.
Paterson JC, Armstrong R, Armstrong EC.

This study can be accessed at:

The study investigated the relationship between blocked arteries and cholesterol levels in 42 autopsy patients aged 60-69.

Dr. Paterson and his colleagues did not find any connection between the degree of atherosclerosis and the blood cholesterol level; those who had low cholesterol were just as arteriosclerotic when they died as those who had high cholesterol.

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Recipe of the day

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore - Glatt Kosher Chicken Legs (Bottom 1/4's)
Food Mall: Chicken
1 lg. onion, thinly sliced
3 lbs. cut up chicken
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
4 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. salt
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 to 2 tsp. oregano
1 bay leaf
1/2 cupwater

Place onions in bottom of crock pot. Add chicken pieces. Stir together remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken. Cook on low 7 to 9 hours; high 3 to 4 hours.

Chicken Cacciatore