Study title and authors:
Plasma Lipoprotein (a) Levels in Men and Women Consuming Diets Enriched in Saturated, Cis-, or Trans-Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
Beverly A. Clevidence; Joseph T. Judd; Ernst J. Schaefer; Jennifer L. Jenner; Alice H. Lichtenstein; Richard A. Muesing; Janet Wittes; ; Matthew E. Sunkin
From the Diet and Human Performance Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA (B.A.C., J.T.-J., M.E.S.), Beltsville, MD; Lipid Metabolism Laboratory, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (E.J.S., J.L.-J., A.H.L.), Boston, MA; The Lipid Research Clinic (R.A.M.), The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC; and Statistics Collaborative (J.W.), Washington, DC.
This paper can be accessed at: http://atvb.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/atvbaha;17/9/1657
High lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] cholesterol levels are associated with heart disease. See here and here.
(2) A moderate trans fat diet
(3) A high trans fat diet
(4) A high saturated fat diet
The study revealed that the saturated fat diet lowered Lp(a) levels significantly (by 8% to 11%) and therefore reduced heart disease risk.
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Grilled or Fried Skirt Steak
Ingredients: Food Mall: Beef Skirt Steak
Preheat a grill or large skillet for medium-high heat.
Grill or fry steaks for about 5 minutes per side, or to your desired degree of doneness. Remove from the heat, and let the meat rest for 5 to 10 minutes to let the juices settle.
Cut each steak along the grain into 3 or 4 pieces.