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Showing posts with label Alcohol and Gout. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alcohol and Gout. Show all posts

Monday, 7 March 2011

LOW intakes of saturated fat associated with gout

This post includes a synopsis on a study published in the Cadernos de Saúde Pública 2011 Feb;27(2):369-78 and a recipe for chicken saltimbocca.

Study title and authors:
Hyperuricemia and associated factors: a cross-sectional study of Japanese-Brazilians.
Poletto J, Harima HA, Ferreira SR, Gimeno SG.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.

This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21359473
 
Hyperuricemia is a level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high and is associated with gout.
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Eat Fat Look Thin: A Safe and Natural Way to Lose Weight PermanentlyThis study aimed to estimate the prevalence of hyperuricemia and associated risk factors among Japanese-Brazilians.
 
Poletto found that:
(a) hyperuricemia was more frequent in smokers.
(b) hyperuricemia was associated with been male, over 55 with other illnesses.
(c) hyperuricemia was associated with individuals on uric acid-increasing medication.
(d) hyperuricemia was associated with high alcohol consumption.
(e) hyperuricemia was associated with low consumption of milk and dairy products.
(f) hyperuricemia was associated with a LOW intake of saturated fat.
 
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Recipe of the day

Chicken Saltimbocca

Ingredients:                                                                                                 Food Mall: Chicken Breast
Omaha Steaks 12 (4 oz. approx.) Boneless Chicken Breasts2 large chicken breasts
fresh sage leaves
3 oz proscuitto
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 – 3/4 cup white wine
3 tbs olive oil

Directions:
Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.

Season with pepper and garlic powder on both sides (honestly, it doesn’t need to be measured, just sprinkle it).

Place a few Sage leaves along one side of the chicken and then wrap each piece of chicken with a piece of proscuitto.

Heat pan over medium high heat and add in olive oil.

Cook chicken for 5 minutes. Then turn over and cook for another five. Add in wine and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Drinking beer every day increases the risk of gout by 49%

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in the Lancet 2004 Apr 17;363(9417):1277-81 and a recipe for poached eggs.

Study title and authors:
Alcohol intake and risk of incident gout in men: a prospective study.
Choi HK, Atkinson K, Karlson EW, Willett W, Curhan G.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA. hchoi@partners.org

This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15094272

The study investigated the relationship between alcohol consumption and risk of  gout in 47,150 male participants with no history of gout over a 12 year period.
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Alcohol and Man: The Effects of Alcohol on Man in Health and Disease (Addiction in America)Choi documented 730 confirmed cases of gout, and found the following:
(a) Compared with men who did not drink alcohol,  risk of gout was 32% higher for those with alcohol consumption of 10.0-14.9 g/day.
(b) Compared with men who did not drink alcohol, risk of gout was 49% higher for those with alcohol consumption of 15.0-29.9 g/day.
(c) Compared with men who did not drink alcohol, risk of gout was 96% higher for those with alcohol consumption of 30.0-49.9 g/day.
(d) Compared with men who did not drink alcohol, risk of gout was 153% higher for those with alcohol consumption of  more than or 50 g/day.
(e) Beer consumption showed the strongest independent association with the risk of gout with an increased 49% risk per 12-oz serving per day.
(f) Consumption of spirits was also significantly associated with gout with an increased 15% risk per drink or shot per day.
(g) Consumption of wine had only a slight, if any, risk of causing gout.

Choi concluded: "Alcohol intake is strongly associated with an increased risk of gout. This risk varies substantially according to type of alcoholic beverage: beer confers a larger risk than spirits, whereas moderate wine drinking does not increase the risk".

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Recipe of the day

Poached Eggs
                                                                                                                            Food Mall: Eggs
Organic Soy-free Omega 3 Eggs (4 dozen)Ingredients: 300 ml (2 pint) of water
pinch of salt
4 eggs

Instructions:
Put the water and salt in an egg poacher and bring to the boil.

Break the eggs into the poacher and simmer for three minutes until the eggs are set.

Remove the eggs when cooked.

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Alcohol implicated in gout

This post contains a synopsis on a study published in Nippon Rinsho 1996 Dec;54(12):3369-73 and a recipe for quick chicken stew.

Study title and author:
Alcohol ingestion and hyperuricemia
Yamanaka H.
Institute of Rheumatology, Tokyo Women's Medical College.
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Beating Gout: A Sufferer's Guide to Living Pain FreeThis paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8976122

Excess uric acid in the blood may lead to gout.

Yamanaka indicates that drinking alcohol increases the breakdown of purines into uric acid. Alcohol also decreases uric acid excretion by the kidneys, which is partially due to the excess levels of lactic acid which follows alcohol drinking. Also a high purine content in beer may contribute to the increasing frequency of gout.

Yamanaka concludes that: "restriction of any kind of alcohol beverages, especially beer, is necessary in the medical control of patients with gout or hyperuricemia".

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Recipe of the day

Quick Chicken Stew
                                                                                                                   Food Mall: Chicken Breast
Omaha Steaks 8 (3 oz.) Marinated Italian Chicken BreastsIngredients:
4 thick strips of bacon
4 chicken breasts cut into thirds
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup red wine

Directions:
1. Snip bacon into 1/2 inch pieces using kitchen scissors

2. Fry bacon in a large skillet until fat is rendered out and bacon is crispy. Fish out bacon and most of the grease, leaving back about 2 tbs.

3. Brown chicken on both sides. Add in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add in wine and seasonings, then tomatoes.

4. Stir, add in bacon, cover and drop the heat to medium low.

5. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until chicken is done when you cut into it.

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