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

Roc’s reading notes for Jan, 2015
 

Roc’s reading notes for Jan, 2015

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Now tweeting at @RocOrdman.  Below are headlines on other articles of interest I have read. Please see full notes by clicking here. It is a lot to read, but I have friends, who have saved the 10 minutes it takes to read these notes, who are now getting cancer and heart attacks and Alzheimer’s. Please give [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Jan, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Read summaries after these headlines: 9.3% of Americans have diabetes. A symposium to reduce your risk - Refined sugars and grains contribute to diabetes risk;Protein reduces diabetes risk; Low carb, higher fat diet reduces diabetes risk; Bigger muscles - Vegetables (PUFAs) provide bigger and stronger muscles; Arachidonic acid makes them smaller; Women over 65 need about 1g protein/kg body weight/day; Dietary fiber in [...] Read more »

AJCN Jan 2015 from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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Drinking soda pop increases risk of prostate cancer

New Year’s Resolution idea from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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In the last Science magazine of this year, editors rank the breakthroughs of the year. Number 2 was the transfusion of young blood into old mice, which rejuvenated the heart, mind, and muscles of the older ones. This procedure is now in clinical trials for humans with Alzheimer’s.
How about resolving to improve your healthspan in [...] Read more »

AJCN Jan 2014 Vitamins C, D, E, Mg and Whey

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I missed this issue a year ago, but it has a lot of good evidence for healthy choices. See summaries below this paragraph; More evidence how particular amino acids in our diet shorten our health span (Consider the theory and invitation to the teaberry study related to this); 60,000 IU vitamin D/mo is associated with lower risk of infection, particularly [...] Read more »

AJCN Dec 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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In the past week I have spoken with people with high blood pressure and kidney stones. Reading these bimonthly headlines and searching my website may provide simple nutritional steps to reduce your suffering. Have heathy Holidays from Roc. Read summaries below the headlines.
HEADLINES: An apple a day could keep the doctor away (free abstract) A small apple every day reduces heart [...] Read more »

J Nutr Dec 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The blueberry/green tea clinical trial is underway. The first volunteers are already providing measurements. To learn how to join, email ordman@beloit.edu  SUBJ: teaberry trial
To read details of the notes see below.
Fruit and veggie fiber reduces stroke risk up to 15% among 70,000 Swedes; DHA [fish oil] suppresses peanut and whey allergies; Vitamin D deficiency causes progression of [...] Read more »

Aging brain Reading notes for Nov 2014

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Happy Veteran’s Day. How to preserve your aging brain and more. See details below these Headlines.
I. Great guide to healthy student nutrition 
II. Science special edition on the Aging Brain (31 October 2014) 1. Being bright at age 11 is 50% of whether your brain will age well, rather than exercise, education, diet, body mass index, caffeine [...] Read more »

J Nutr Nov 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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My blueberry/green tea clinical trial is in final testing stage. If your name is not on my list yet, please email ordman@beloit.edu, SUBJECT: trial info please.
Complete notes follow the headlines.
HEADLINES:
Response to reader inquiry: How to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease 1. Branched chain amino acid intake prolongs muscle protein synthesis - Take a 5g BCAA supplement after a [...] Read more »

AJCN Nov 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Research headlines from the November American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  See longer summaries below headlines:
High vitamin D levels (5,000 IU daily supplement) reduce cardiovascular disease, cancer, fractures, and death in 13 year study of 14,641 Brits; Colored vegetables and fruits reduce risk of ovarian cancer ; Western diet (saturated fat) promotes type 2 diabetes; Fish oil protects cardiovascular [...] Read more »

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