Study title and authors:
Dietary intake of fatty acids, antioxidants and selected food groups and asthma in adults.
Nagel G, Linseisen J.
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, DKFZ German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329676
The study found:
(a) The dietary intake of antioxidants had no effect on asthma risk.
(b) Those who ate the most margarine had a 73% increased risk of asthma compared to those who ate the least.
(c) Women who ate the most margarine had a 47% increased risk of asthma compared to those women who ate the least.
(d) Men who ate the most margarine had a 151% increased risk of asthma compared to those men who ate the least.
Nagel concludes: Even in adulthood a high margarine intake increases the risk of clinical onset of asthma.
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Recipe of the day
Sweet Potato and Zucchini Frittata
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2 small zucchinis, grated
1/2 red onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
8 bacon strips, diced
In a large skillet, cook the diced bacon until crispy. Pour out almost all of the grease, leaving some behind to cook the veggies in. Add the onion, garlic, and grated sweet potato and cook until the shredded potato is tender. Add the zucchini and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of your pan and pour the eggs evenly over the mixture. Cover and let cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until the eggs start to bubble around the edges. Move the frittata into your oven and under the broiler for another 3-4 minutes or until the frittata is not longer runny on top and the frittata is firm. Watch carefully while cooking! Slice like a pizza to serve.
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