Study title and authors:
Prevalence of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] excess in coronary artery disease
Jacques Genest, Jr. MDb, c, a, 1, Jennifer L. Jenner BScb, c, a, Judith R. McNamara MTb, c, a, Jose M. Ordovas PhDb, c, a, Steven R. Silberman PhDb, c, a, Peter W. F. Wilson MDb, c, a and Ernst J. Schaefer MD, a, b, c,
a From the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory, U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
b From the Terumo Medical Corporation, Elkton, Maryland, U.S.A.
c From the Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T10-4C76DRD-1M5&_user=10&_coverDate=05%2F15%2F1991&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_origin=browse&_zone=rslt_list_item&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%234876%231991%23999329986%23498422%23FLP%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=4876&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=28&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=30a3a5e0b2cd825c01c50e7df4e7aa15&searchtype=a
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is similar to (bad) low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL). Genest notes that elevated levels of Lp(a) have been associated with heart disease.
The study revealed that patients with heart disease had higher Lp(a) levels than those who were free from heart disease.
A diet high in saturated fat lowers Lp(a) levels. See here and here.
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Fresh Beef Tongue
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1 lg Carrot
4 Sprigs parsley
1 Stalk celery
1/2 Bay leaf
2 t Salt
Scrub tongue and place in large kettle with onions, carrot, parsley, celery, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt.
Cover with boiling water, bring to boil.
Skim and simmer, covered, for 3 to 4 hours or until tender.
Remove the skin and root ends.