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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

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Walking helps to increase bone mineral density

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in Calcified Tissue International 2008 Oct;83(4):260-71 and a recipe for meat kabobs.

Study title and authors:
Habitual and low-impact activities are associated with better bone outcomes and lower body fat in older women.
Ilich JZ, Brownbill RA.
Prevention's Complete Book of Walking: Everything You Need to Know to Walk Your Way to Better Health
Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science, Florida State University, 120 Convocation Way, 418 Sandels Bldg., Tallahassee, FL 32306-1493, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The study examined the effects of low impact physical activity on bone mineral density (BMD) and content (BMC) in healthy Caucasian women, average age 68.6 years over a 3 year period. The low impact physical activities included were past activity, present heavy housework, gardening, do-it-yourself activities, stair-climbing, walking, walking pace, sports/recreation, and total activity.

The study found:
(a) Higher levels of activity, heavy housework, faster-paced walking were associated with increased BMD/BMC of various skeletal sites.
(b) Women who walked the most had significantly higher BMD/BMC of several skeletal sites.
(c) Heavy housework, walking, sports/recreational, and total activities revealed higher BMD and BMC in the thigh bone and spine in women with those activities above the average.

To conclude: Heavy housework, walking (faster pace), sports/recreational activities, and overall total participation in low-impact physical activity are associated with higher bone mineral density and bone mineral content.

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Recipe of the day

Meat Kabobs

Omaha Steaks Premium Ground Beef
Food Mall: Ground Beef
◦1.5 lb. ground beef
◦1 T ground cumin
◦1 T ground corriander
◦1 1/2 t ground cinnamon
◦1 1/2 t garlic powder
◦S & P

Turn the grill onto HOT and keep it there! Completely submerge 5-6 wooden skewers (if you have metal skewers, skip this step) in water for about 30 minutes. You’re trying to wet the wood so it doesn’t burn on the grill. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients for the kebabs and mix together with your hands!

Form the meat around the water soaked skewer, like you’re be making a lollipop, or perhaps a meat-sicle. Haha! Place the meat-pops on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes, turn and cook another 5 minutes on the other side.

Meat Kabobs