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How Much Oxalate Is Too Much? n=1 Analysis

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Papers referenced in the video:

Dietary oxalate to calcium ratio and incident cardiovascular events: a 10-year follow-up among an Asian population https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35346210/

Predicting Age by Mining Electronic Medical Records with Deep Learning Characterizes Differences between Chronological and Physiological Age https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5716867/

Association between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiovascular mortality in statin non-users: a prospective cohort study in 14.9 million Korean adults https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35218344/

Joint distribution of lipoprotein cholesterol classes. The Framingham study) AND abbott lipoproteins 1983 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6573877/

Incidental lymphopenia and mortality: a prospective cohort study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31932337/

Blood counts in adult and elderly individuals: defining the norms over eight decades of life https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32030733/

Effect of Aging on Serum Uric Acid Levels: Longitudinal Changes in a Large Japanese Population Group https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12242321/

Liver enzymes and risk of all-cause mortality in general populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24585856/

Increased red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with higher glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in the elderly https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25651746/

Calcium Intake Affects The Association For Dietary Oxalate With CVD-Event Risk

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Papers referenced in the video:

Dietary oxalate to calcium ratio and incident cardiovascular events: a 10-year follow-up among an Asian population https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35346210/

Effect of Different Cooking Methods on Vegetable Oxalate Content https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15826055/

Oxalate in renal stone disease: the terminal metabolite that just won’t go away https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18523430/

Sesame Seeds are a Great Source of Calcium (with Recipe!)

Dietary calcium is easily obtained from dairy, green leafy vegetables (i.e. kale) or, nuts/seeds (chia, amonds). What about other sources?

Do you know that unhulled sesame seeds are a great source of calcium? One ounce of sesame seeds has 270 mg calcium…But, sesame seeds are important for other reasons, too. Supplementation of sesamin, as extracted from sesame seeds has been shown to increase lifespan (Zuo et al. 2013). In humans, dietary sesamin has been shown to reduce blood pressure (Miyawaki et al. 2009) and, LDL and total cholesterol (Hirata et al. 1996). So, sesame seeds appear to be a functional food for those interested in optimal health!

Here’s my recipe for a delicious tahini salad!

Mike’s Tahini Salad

Salad:

16 oz romaine lettuce

12 oz cherry tomatoes

9 oz purple cabbage

3 oz sweet yellow corn

3 oz pickles

 

Tahini:

1 oz sesame seeds

3 garlic cloves

1-2 medium sized jalapenos

Half a lemon

1 teaspoon, cumin

Put all ingredients for the Tahini in the blender. Add ~5 ounces water, or more, based on your desired consistency.

Mix all the vegetables and Tahini together…Eat and enjoy!

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References:

Calcium in Sesame seeds determined via http://ndb.nal.usda.gov

Hirata F, Fujita K, Ishikura Y, Hosoda K, Ishikawa T, Nakamura H. Hypocholesterolemic effect of sesame lignan in humans. Atherosclerosis.1996;122(1):135–36.

Miyawaki T, Aono H, Toyoda-Ono Y, Maeda H, Kiso Y, Moriyama K. Antihypertensive effects of sesamin in humans. Journal of Nutritional Science & Vitaminology. 2009;55(1):87–91.

Zuo Y, Peng C, Liang Y, Ma KY, Chan HY, Huang Y, Chen ZY. Sesamin extends the mean lifespan of fruit flies. Biogerontology. 2013 Apr;14(2):107-19.