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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

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Saturated fat helps control diabetes

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Endocrine Practice 2002 May-Jun;8(3):177-83 and a recipe for poached chicken.

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
Study title and authors:
Results of use of metformin and replacement of starch with saturated fat in diets of patients with type 2 diabetes.
Hays JH, Gorman RT, Shakir KM.
Christiana Care Health Services, Inc., Cardiology Research, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA.,

This paper can be accessed at:

Hays concluded that addition of saturated fat and removal of starch in the diet led to improved glycemic control and weight loss.

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Recipe of the day

Poached Chicken

Omaha Steaks Boneless Chicken Breasts
Food Mall: Chicken Breast
• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
• 2 T olive oil
• 1 c sliced scallions
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• 1/8 t cayenne pepper
• 1 bay leaf
• 1/2 t ground cloves
• 4 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
• 1/8 t ground saffron (optional)
• 1/8 t ground pepper
• 1 T red wine

In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallions and cook until lightly browned (about 3 minutes).

Add garlic and cayenne pepper; cook 1 minute.

Add tomatoes, red wine, bay leaf, cloves, saffron and pepper.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.

Place chicken on top of sauce. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until chicken is tender and opaque. - 468x60