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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Those with the lowest cholesterol levels have more than six times the risk of committing suicide than those with the highest cholesterol levels

This post includes a summary of a study published in Epidemiology March 2001 - Volume 12 - Issue 2 - pp 168-172 and a recipe for butter chicken.

The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease
Study title and authors:
Low Serum Cholesterol Concentration and Risk of Suicide
Ellison, Larry F.; Morrison, Howard I.

The study examined the relationship between low cholesterol levels and mortality from suicide in 11,554 people.
The study found that those with the lowest cholesterol levels had more than six times the risk of committing suicide as did subjects with the highest cholesterol levels.
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Recipe of the day

Butter Chicken

Omaha Steaks Boneless Chicken Breasts
Food Mall: Chicken
•2 x 2 tbsp of pastured, grass-fed butter
•About 1 Kg chicken cut in chunks;
•2 tsp garam masala;
•2 tsp paprika;
•2 tsp ground coriander;
•1 tbsp grated fresh ginger;
•1/4 tsp chili powder (adjust to taste);
•1 cinnamon stick;
•6 bruised cardamon pods;
•1 can of tomato puree;
•3/4 cup coconut milk;
•1 tbsp fresh lemon juice;

1.Heat a pan, add the first 2 tbsp of butter and stir-fry the chicken chunks. You can cook them in 2 batches if your pan is too small.

2.Remove the chicken from the pan.

3.Put the second 2 tbsp of butter and slowly heat the spices for a minute or two until you can smell the aroma.

4.Put the chicken back in the pan and stir so you mix in all the spices with the chicken.

5.At this point, add the tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir from time to time.

6.Add the coconut milk and lemon juice and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.

7.Enjoy without guilt! Garnish with fresh herbs and a stick of cinnamon for extra fanciness points.

Butter Chicken