Foie Gras Chocolate Tart

Chocolate with foie gras filling sitting on top of a cookie base.

What’s for Lunch?

Ramen and Rice lunch

The Menu

Ramen Sushi

Cold Ramen with Beef Consommé Jelly

Rice with Chicken Hamburg and Quail Egg

The Restaurant – Rasupermen, Hong Kong

Benefits of Anti-hypertensive Drugs for Mild Hypertension Are Unclear

Individuals with mildly elevated blood pressures, but no previous cardiovascular events, make up the majority of those considered for and receiving antihypertensive therapy. The decision to treat this population has important consequences for both the patients (e.g. adverse drug effects, lifetime of drug therapy, cost of treatment, etc.) and any third party payer (e.g. high cost of drugs, physician services, laboratory tests, etc.). In this review, existing evidence comparing the health outcomes between treated and untreated individuals are summarized. Available data from the limited number of available trials and participants showed no difference between treated and untreated individuals in heart attack, stroke, and death. About 9% of patients treated with drugs discontinued treatment due to adverse effects. Therefore, the benefits and harms of antihypertensive drug therapy in this population need to be investigated by further research.

Source: Cochrane Summaries

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Most People Who Take Blood Pressure Medication Possibly Shouldn’t ….

Salad with Pita Bread and Feta Cheese

Ingredients

1 pita bread
2½ oz feta cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Dressing

1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp red wing vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. Slice pita bread unto wedges and toast until crisp. Set aside.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Place tomatoes, onion, cucumber, mint and parsley in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad.
  4. To serve, top the salad with the cheese and serve with the toasted bread.

Source: Femina

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