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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

Monday, 7 March 2011

LDL cholesterol size: does it matter?

This post features a synopsis about a study published in Swiss Medical Weekly 2 0 0 4 ; 1 3 4 : 7 2 0 – 7 2 4 and a recipe for pork and chicken stir fry

Study title and authors:                                                                                                          Books:
Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health--in Just Weeks!LDL size: does it matter?
Kaspar Berneisa, Manfredi Rizzob
a University Hospital Bruderholz, Department of Internal Medicine, Switzerland
b Department of Clinical Medicine and Emerging Diseases, University of Palermo, Italy

This paper can be accessed at:

Berneisa reviewed the evidence concerning LDL cholesterol size and disease.

There are basically two different types of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL). These are classified as (good) pattern A which are large and 'fluffy' and (bad) pattern B which are small and 'dense'.

Berneisa notes that:
(a) Pattern B
small dense LDL have been accepted as a heart disease risk factor.
(b) Pattern B small dense LDL are associated with a greater than two fold increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
(c) It has been shown that a very low fat, high carbohydrate diet can increase pattern B LDL.
(d) High fat diets are associated with an increase of pattern A large LDL and a decrease of pattern B small dense LDL.

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Pork and Chicken Stir Fry

Serves 6

1 lb boneless chicken                                                                                      Food Mall: Pork Chops
Omaha Steaks 12 (6 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops1 lb boneless pork chops
1 12 oz pre-cut broccoli
1 12 oz julienne vegetable mix
1 6 oz container whole button mushrooms
5 T olive oil
1 t pepper
2 T chopped garlic
1 t crushed red pepper
1 T roasted sesame seeds

Preheat 12 inch non-stick skillet or wok to medium high.

In batches so as not to crowd, stir fry chicken and pork with olive oil and pepper (3 batches requires 1 T olive oil for each). Takes 1-2 minutes for each batch.

Remove cooked meat from pan and set aside.

Add 1 T olive oil to pan with broccoli and julienne vegetables. Cover skillet with lid 3 - 4 minutes.

Remove lid and stir fry by tossing consistently for 1 minute. Clear area in center of pan with spoon and add garlic and red pepper. Cook 1 minute. Toss and then add mushrooms, olive oil and stir fried meat back to pan. Cover and heat 2-3 minutes.

Turn off heat and transfer stir fry to large serving platter and garnish with roasted sesame seeds.

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