The study of Reay and colleagues was an analysis of data from a subset (n=1703) of the Hunter Community Study cohort, comprising 3253 Australian men and women aged 55-85 at recruitment (between 2004 and 2007). Across the cohort there were 138 participants self-reporting that they suffered angina, 176 atrial fibrillation, 689 high cholesterol, 758 hypertension, 129 a heart attack and 164 an arterial bypass surgery. The CVD phenotypes data had a large number of missing data points (only 1678 subjects responding).
…the ARFS (Australian Recommended Food Score) data suggest that dietary quality was poor across the whole cohort. In the absence of a wide distribution of diet quality it is difficult to evaluate the relationship of diet with disease endpoints (i.e. without a lot of participants consuming a healthy diet it is impossible to detect the effects of a healthy diet on lipids and CVD outcomes)Variation in cardiovascular disease risk factors among older adults in the Hunter Community Study cohort: A comparison of diet quality versus polygenic risk score — Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Notes
Study shortcomings noted. I am still planning on stir fried veggies with brown rice and Thai sauce for dinner tonight despite not knowing my exact CVD genetic risk.
Dinner. (There’s a fried egg hiding on the bottom of the bowl).
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That looks absolutely delicious! So colorful. But is one egg enough protein for a meal?
Simple answer, no only about 6 gms plus 2 gms in the salad. With some cheese and Greek yogurt yesterday I was pretty close to meeting my protein needs for the day. I am flying solo this week and tried some new things. This was a packaged salad kit.
Verdict: not bad for a quick meal, not authentic but wasn’t expecting that, would buy again for myself but not serve for guests.
It’s nice to have quick easy meal prep things at home for weeks like this.