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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 7 March 2011

Patients affected by gout have lower levels of HDL cholesterol than healthy people

This post contains a summary of a study Published in Bollettino della Società italiana di biologia sperimentale 1984 May 30;60(5):1063-9 and a recipe for stuffed zuchini.

Study title and authors:
Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes
Determination of plasma levels of apolipoprotein E and of HDL-cholesterol in gouty patients
Frati E, Castagna ML, Bacarelli M, Giordano N, Fioravanti A, Pucci G, Marcolongo R.

This study can be accessed at:

The authors examined the levels of cholesterol in a group of 34 patients affected by gout and in a population of healthy subjects.

The group of patients affected by gout had lower levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) than the population of healthy subjects.

The best way to raise HDL-C levels is to eat saturated fat. See here.

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Stuffed Zuchini

3-4 medium zuchini
1 lb sausage
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1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup almond flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat the oven to 350.

Cut off the stem of the zuchini. Cut zuchini in half lengthwise. Take a small spoon and scoop out the inside of the zuchini (save the “guts” in a bowl) to make little hollow boats.

Put all the zuchini boats in a casserole dish.

Remove sausage from casings and cook over medium heat. Add in zuchini guts and cook until soft.

Add in spices, coconut milk, and almond flour.

Spoon mixture into the boats until they are all filled.

Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes until zuchini is soft.