Study title and authors:
Statins increase the risk of prostate cancer: A population-based case-control study.
Chang CC, Ho SC, Chiu HF, Yang CY.
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21480313
The study results revealed:
(a) Those who used statins had a significant 55% increase in prostate cancer risk compared to those with no use of statins.
(b) Those who had the lowest statin dose had a 17% increase in prostate cancer risk compared to those with no use of statins.
(c) Those who had the highest statin dose had an 86% increase in prostate cancer risk compared to those with no use of statins.
To conclude: Statins increase the risk of prostate cancer and the higher the statin dose, the higher the risk of cancer.
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Recipe of the day
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Lime Dip
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◦1/2 c mayo, using avocado oil
◦1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce
◦1 lime, juiced
Get your oven to 425°F. Soak the sweet potato matchsticks in a bowl of cold water for up to 6 hours. This removes a lot of the starch from the potato. When you remove the potatoes, you can visibly see white starch granules at the bottom of the bowl. Drain the water from the potatoes and pat dry.
Slice each piece of bacon in half, lengthwise. Wrap 1 strip of bacon around 1 matchstick sweet potato. Lay on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the bacon is gone. If you have left over sweet potatoes, toss ‘em on the pan too, they’ll cook beautifully in all the rendered bacon fat.
For the Dip:
In a food processor, pulse up the chipotle(s) and lime juice into the mayo.
Bake the fries for about 25 minutes on one side. You’re looking for browned bacon. Use some tongs to flip the fries over and bake for another 10-12 minutes, until browned.
Squeeze some lime juice on the fries. Serve hot and with the dip.
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