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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

J Nutrition August, 2014 from nutrition investigator Roc
 

J Nutrition August, 2014 from nutrition investigator Roc

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Headlines! Read summaries after them.
1. Fish oil lowers blood pressure, probably mediated by decreasing serum TGs and BMI. 2. High protein diet helps weight loss3. Sugar-sweetened beverages produce fat bellies 4. Curcumin protects liver and mitochondria - [Roc comment - I have it daily on soup, with cayenne also] 5. Depressed women do eat more energy-dense snacks 6. High fat diet causes chronic inflammation - [...] Read more »

Reading notes for Aug 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Here’s catchup on some other reading in the past few months.
1) Niagen - A reader asked about this supplement. It is a very expensive modified vitamin B6, which makes great claims. But this link shows what I found, indicating digestion makes it the same as a vitamin B supplement.

2) Prediabetes – A reader asked what to do if one [...] Read more »

Distressing controversies; August AJCN

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See longer article summaries below.
CONTROVERSIES: 1) Next will be apple pie? - Generalizations that breakfast is worthwhile may be false. 2)Fruit and veggie intake has no effect on weight loss - Metastudy discounts most studies that reach the opposite conclusion. OBESITY: Obesity changes brainconnections to increase desire to eat; Vegetarian are as effective as meat diets for appetite control and [...] Read more »

AJCN July 2014

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Simple eating and exercise reminders for August. Headlines below, summaries and links below. I hope you read carefully the remarkable promise of daily blueberries and green tea to prevent osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Headlines: Excess carbs are harmful for children ; Low fat dairy products lower blood pressure in 3 weeks ;Eating slower reduces caloric intake ; Exercise, rather than weight loss, improves your brain and [...] Read more »

Extending your Healthspan

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Now that I am retired, I have time to do what I really think is important. I have taken weeks to prepare the many pages and links that extend from this brief email. Thanks to a new theory of aging shared with me by Rolf Martin, and lots of published research supporting both that theory [...] Read more »

AAJCN Supplement – Vegetarian Diet Benefits from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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Five years of research highlighting wonderful reasons to eat nuts, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables, for both health and our planet! My full summary covers 25 important issues, but worth the read after the headlines:
HEADLINES: 1. Preface - The 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, held every 5 years, was held in 2013. There has been a steady [...] Read more »

updated osteoporosis page

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I just updated my page of advice on osteoporosis for those with that concern. You can find it with the search command.

Berries likely to increase our healthspan from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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SUMMARY: I am becoming involved in the long ongoing blueberry study, coordinated by Dr. Rolf Martin, which has helped make everyone aware of the tremendous health benefits of eating blueberries every day. There are several further benefits being investigated. 1) There is biochemical, whole animal and human cellular evidence that eating them will prevent osteoporosis; [...] Read more »

Recent healthspan articles from Science

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Science magazine is one of the most reliable sources of new research discoveries in all fields. See longer notes after headlines.  Headlines : 1. Science 343:1182  WHO proposes halving recommended sugar intake from less than 10% of total Calories to less than 5%, about 25g per day. 2. Science 343:580 African Americans have a three to [...] Read more »

A ton of extra notes worth sharing from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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With no classes to prepare, I can finally clear out all of the old notes that I felt were important to share. I shall try to organize brief key words below, but hope you have time to peruse the much longer details after key words.
1. Keep active frequently. Compelling data indicates that an hour at [...] Read more »

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