Study title and authors
Comparisons of dietary intake and sources of fat in low- and high-fat diets of 18- to 24-year-olds.
Hampl JS, Betts NM.
Department of Nutritional Science and Dietetics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68583-1584, USA.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7636080
The study found:
(a) Men and women who consumed low-fat diets consumed significantly more alcohol than the men and women on the higher fat diets.
(b) Men who consumed the higher fat diet were less likely to be at risk for calcium deficiency.
(c) Women who consumed the higher fat diet were less likely to be at risk for vitamin E and zinc deficiencies.
To conclude: Compared to a low fat diet, men and women who follow a higher fat diet drink less alcohol and have a higher vitamin and mineral intake.
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Lemon and Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb
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Salt and freshly milled black pepper
Juice of 2 lemons
15ml/1tbsp olive oil
1.Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F.
2.In a small bowl mix together the rosemary and lemon zest.
3.Place the joint on a chopping board and make several slits over the surface with a sharp knife. Season on both sides and push the rosemary mixture into the slits.
4.Transfer the joint to a metal rack in a large non-stick roasting tin, spoon over the lemon juice. Drizzle with olive oil and open roast for the preferred, calculated cooking time, basting occasionally with any meat juices. Cover with foil if browning too quickly.
5.Remove the joint from the oven, loosely cover with foil and leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.
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