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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 11 March 2011

Dietary fat intake is associated with a 9% reduction in stroke risk

This post includes a summary of a study published in the British Medical Journal 2003 Oct 4;327(7418):777-82 and a recipe for pinchos morunos.

Study title and authors:
Dietary fat intake and risk of stroke in male US healthcare professionals: 14 year prospective cohort study.
NeanderThin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
He K, Merchant A, Rimm EB, Rosner BA, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Ascherio A.
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The objective of thestudy was to examine the association between intake of total fat, specific types of fat, and cholesterol and risk of stroke in men. The study consisted of 43,732 men aged 40-75 years who were free from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and were followed for 14 years.

The study found that fat intake was associated with a 9 per cent reduction in stroke risk and that cholesterol, red meats, high fat dairy products, nuts, and eggs were also not related to risk of stroke.

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Recipe of the day

Pinchos Morunos

Omaha Steaks Boneless Pork Chops
Food Mall: Pork
3.25lb (~1.5 kg) pork
2 tsp (~10ml) cumin seeds
2 tsp (~10ml) coriander seeds
4tst (~20ml) paprika
6 cloves fine chopped garlic
2 tsp (~10ml) dried oregano
4 tbsp (~60ml) lime juice
.75 cup (~.20l) lard

Using a mortar and pestle, grind the seeds and place into a large bowl. Into the large bowl, add the oregano, paprika, garlic, some salt & pepper, and combine with the liquids. Goopy. Cut the pork into cubes and toss to coat in the bowl. Once coated, let it marinate somewhere cool and sanitary for at least 2 hours. Soak wooden skewers in water during this time. Thread meat on skewers and place on ripping-hot grill for about 6 min a side. Eat hot on the stick. We had ours with grilled asparagus.

Pinchos Morunos