Study title and authors:
Margarine intake and risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Italian women
2Istituto di Statistica Medica e Biometria, Università di Milano, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milano, Italy
This study can be accessed at: http://www.nature.com/?file=/ejcn/journal/v51/n1/abs/1600356a.html
The study examined the relationship between margarine intake and nonfatal heart attacks in 429 Italian women, aged 18-74 years, in hospital with diagnosis of heart attack and 866 controls.
The study found that medium or high intake of margarine was associated with a 50% increased risk of nonfatal heart attack.
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|Food Mall: Flank Steak|
■1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
■1 teaspoon cumin
■1 teaspoon chili powder
■1 teaspoon oregano
■Pinch cayenne pepper
■2 limes, juiced
■8 to 12 ounces beef broth
Slice the flank steak on the diagonal into thin strips.
Combine all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag or in a shallow dish (meat should be completely covered in liquid).
Marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours. Take out and drain off the marinade. Lightly salt the steak. The meat can be cooked in a skillet with coconut oil or grilled.
Cook 3-6 minutes on each side for medium-rare.