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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 24 March 2011

A build up of arterial plaque associated with low fat diets

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2008 Sep;81(3):338-44 and a recipe for Hugarian beef goulash.

Study title and authors:
Association of serum apolipoprotein B48 level with the presence of carotid plaque in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Tanimura K, Nakajima Y, Nagao M, Ishizaki A, Kano T, Harada T, Okajima F, Sudo M, Tamura H, Ishii S, Sugihara H, Yamashita S, Asai A, Oikawa S.
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

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The carotid artery is an artery that supplies the head and neck with oxygenated blood. 

The study examined whether apoB48 levels are associated with the presence of carotid plaque in type 2 diabetic patients.

The study found that fasting  apoB48 levels were higher in the subjects with carotid plaque than those without.

ApoB levels are increased by a low fat/high carbohydrate diet. See here.

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Recipe of the day

Hungarian Beef Goulash


•Cooking oil (lard, tallow, or butter are three good choices)
•1/2 Lb stewing beef, cut in cubes (choose grass-fed beef);
•2 medium onions, sliced;
•1 large garlic clove, crushed and minced;
•1 bell pepper, sliced;
•2 tbsp paprika (this can be adjusted to taste, don’t be scared to use a lot of it);
•2 tsp caraway seeds;
•1 can chopped tomatoes (fresh tomatoes is even better);
•1 1/2 cups of bone stock (beef stock is best, but anything will do);
•Chopped parsley for garnishing.

Technique:                                                                                                    Food Mall: Stewing Meat
Organic Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat ONE (1 lb. Package)1.Preheat your oven to 350 F. You can also use a crock-pot, on low temperature.

2.Brown the beef cubes in a pot with the cooking oil.

3.Put the beef aside and now brown and soften the onions. Add the garlic and bell pepper and cook to soften about 5 minutes on medium heat.

4.Put back the beef to the pot and add the spices, tomatoes and stock.

5.Put a lit on the pot and transfer to the hot oven or put the preparation in your crok-pot.

6.Let it cook for about 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours, until the beef is fork tender.

7.Enjoy and thank mother nature for the grass-fed beef!