Sunday, March 28, 2010

Steam don't fry?

Stephan mentioned this the other day and I just saw it pop across my regular pubcrawler search:

A diet based on high-heat-treated foods promotes risk factors for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases.

RESULTS: In comparison with the steamed diet, 1 mo consuming the high-heat-treated diet induced significantly lower insulin sensitivity and plasma concentrations of long-chain n-3 (omega-3) fatty acids and vitamins C and E [-17% (P < 0.002), -13% (P < 0.0001), and -8% (P < 0.01), respectively]. However, concentrations of plasma cholesterol and triglycerides increased [+5% (P < 0.01) and +9% (P < 0.01), respectively].

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