The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

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, 23 February 2011

NO association between acne and saturated fat intake

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Skin Therapy Letter 2010 Mar;15(3):1-2,5 and a recipe for herring stir-fry.

Study title and authors:
Does Diet Really Affect Acne?
H. R. Ferdowsian, MD, MPH1,2,3; S. Levin, MS, RD1                                                        Books: 
Natural Health & Weight Loss1Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
2Washington Center for Clinical Research, Washington, DC, USA
3Department of Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

This paper can be accessed at:
After a review of the literature Ferdowsian found there was NO association between acne and saturated fat intake.
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Recipe of the day

Herring Stir-Fry

2 small herrings boned, filleted                                                                     Food Mall: Herring Fillets
Appel Kipper Fillets (Appel Smoked Herring Fillets), 6.7-Ounce Tin (Pack of 6)1 x ginger root peeled
1 small carrot peeled
1 small onion peeled
2 ounces broccoli florets
2 ounces cauliflower florets
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 x salt and black pepper
1 x lemon zest thin strips

Cut the fillets into slices.

Finely chop the ginger, cut the carrot into sticks and thinly slice the onion.

Cut the broccoli and cauliflower into small florets.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Stir-fiy the ginger and vegetables for about 2 minutes.

Add the herring slices and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes, stirring carefully so the fish stays in shape.

Just before serving add the lemon juice and seasoning.

Sprinkle with the lemon rind.

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