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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Diets high in cholesterol and saturated fat lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes

This post includes a synopsis of a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002 Dec;76(6):1214-21and a recipe for the quickest breakfast.

Study title and authors:
Dietary and plasma lipid, lipoprotein, and apolipoprotein profiles among elderly Hispanics and non-Hispanics and their association with diabetes.
Bermudez OI, Velez-Carrasco W, Schaefer EJ, Tucker KL.
Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

This paper can be accessed at:

The objective of the study was to assess the dietary and cholesterol risk factors for cardiovascular disease and their relationship to diabetes. The study involved 490 Hispanics and 163 non-Hispanic whites aged 60-98 years.

Bermudez found that:                                                                                                          Books: 
Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease: From the Cholesterol Hypothesis to w6/w3 Balance (World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics)(a) Intakes of carbohydrate and polyunsaturated fat were higher in Hispanics than in non-Hispanic whites.
(b) Intakes of cholesterol and saturated and monounsaturated fat were lower in Hispanics than in non-Hispanic whites.
(c) Concentrations of (good) HDL cholesterol, and (good) apolipoprotein A-I were significantly lower among Hispanic women than among non-Hispanic white women
(d) Concentrations of (good) HDL cholesterol, and (good) apolipoprotein A-I were lower among Hispanic men than among non-Hispanic white men.
(e) High levels of (bad) triglycerides and low levels of (good) HDL cholesterol were more prevalent among Hispanics with than without diabetes.

The study results indicate that a diet high in cholesterol, saturated and monounsaturated fat, and low in carbohydrate and polyunsaturated fat lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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Recipe of the day

Quickest Breakfast
                                                                                                                               Food Mall: Eggs
Organic Soy-free Omega 3 Eggs (8 dozen)Ingredients:
4 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

Firstly, switch on the frying pan (skillet) and put about 1 ounce (25g) of butter in it to melt.

While the pan is heating up, get out 4 eggs, a plate and cutlery.

By this time, the butter in the pan should be melted and starting to bubble. If it is, just break the eggs into the pan and stir, using a moderate heat, until cooked to your satisfaction.

Serve and add salt and pepper to taste.

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