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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

High animal protein intake is associated with lower blood pressure

This post contains a summary of a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (2002) 31 (1): 227-233 and a recipe for sausage n’ cabbage “noodles”.

Study title and authors:
Inverse relationship between urinary markers of animal protein intake and blood pressure in Chinese: results from the WHO Cardiovascular Diseases and Alimentary Comparison (CARDIAC) Study
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Longjian Liu a,b, Katsumi Ikeda a, Yukio Yamoria and on behalf of the WHO-CARDIAC Study Group
a Otsuka Department of International Preventive Nutritional Medicine, WHO Collaborating Center for Research on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.
b Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Donald W Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA.

This study can be accessed at:
The study examined the relationship between animal protein intake and blood pressure in 11 Chinese populations totalling 966 men and 1025 women.
The study found that higher animal protein intake was associated with lower blood pressure.
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Recipe of the day

Sausage N’ Cabbage “Noodles”

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1 lb mild Italian pork sausage or other ground meat of your choice
1 red onion, thinly sliced
½ head or 5 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
2 tablespoons grass fed butter (or ghee, or coconut oil)
½ teaspoon caraway seeds
½ teaspoon paprika
Fresh ground black pepper and sea salt to taste

In a large skillet brown the sausage. Once the sausage is fully cooked, remove it from the pan and set aside. Add the butter to the same pan with the sausage drippings and add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions start to brown a bit. Add the cabbage and cook for another 7-10 minutes or until the cabbage is soft and “noodle-y.” Add the sausage back to the pan, add the spices, mix well and serve.

Sausage N’ Cabbage “Noodles”