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

AJCN Apr 2014 from Roc, Nutrition Investigator
 

AJCN Apr 2014 from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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1. FEATURED: High fiber content is critical to carbohydrate quality to reduce inflammation - Chronic low-grade inflammation is a likely intermediary between quality of carbohydrate and chronic disease risk. Chronic, low-grade inflammation is now considered to be intimately linked to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
2. Fat, fried foods, [...] Read more »

vegan athlete diet

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Sent by a reader:
My name is Missi and I am writing because of an article I recently wrote. A friend asked me if it was possible to be a vegan and a top athlete. When people imagine the diet of a top level sports star they imagine lots of carbs and lots of protein, but [...] Read more »

Microbiome to lose weight and Supplement choice guidance

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Here is a nutrition newsletter from the Natl. Cancer Institute, that includes how controlling your gut microbiome can control your weight.  In another article I read recently, it only takes 5 days on a vegetarian diet to substantially change your microbiome:
http://prevention.cancer.gov/newsletters/nutrition-frontiers/winter2014.htm
Here from the Food and Drug Administration is a short guide to advise you on [...] Read more »

Advice for binge eating

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This was contributed from the Alcohol Awareness Council. If you know someone with binge eating problems, try this link
Binge Eating Disorder
http://www.projectknow.com/research/binge-eating-disorder/

Have a sweet spring; Atkins diet is dead wrong

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Happy spring, enjoy something sweet! Atkins diet is dead wrong; eat a high carb low protein diet for longer life- and healthspan
From a recent Science issue, 7 March 2014 page 1068, vol 343, “A new theory about the foods that can extend life is taking shape, and it’s sure to be a controversial one. Two studies [...] Read more »

AJCN Mar 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Great nutrition reminders for spring. Details after headlines.
Good news! 15. American diets have improved since 2003
What to eat: 9. Chronic peanut consumption has great health benefits 1. Probiotics have great benefit 4. Eating olive oil instead of butter reduces LDL and body fat 7. Polyphenols and fish oils reduce oxidative stress and serum triglycerides 3. More vitamin D, more calcium absorbed 2. AfroAmericans need 2000IU of vitamin [...] Read more »

Diet for longevity and healthspan

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A kind reader replied to my email with an article showing that for longevity, at least in a rodent study, a high protein diet is likely to be hazardous. Even caloric restriction using protein to diminish appetite resulted in a shorter lifespan. He wrote “thanks for your latest email looks interesting, there is a recently [...] Read more »

For those interested in longevity and healthspan

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Here is a great newsletter you may wish to subscribe to: 1. A Genetic Entrepreneur Sets His Sights on Aging and Death On March 4th, Dr. J. Craig Venter announced that he was starting a new company, Human Longevity, which will focus on figuring out how people can live longer and healthier lives. 2. Eat Plants And Prosper: [...] Read more »

Hazards of drugs to individuals and society

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I found this recent chart published in Science to be very entertaining.  It ranks substances like alcohol, marijuana, and ecstacy in terms of their harm to the individual, and their harm to society as a whole.  It is noteworthy that alcohol is far more hazardous than drugs reviled by our governments.  One or two drinks [...] Read more »

Symposium on Diet from birth to 24 months

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Symposium on Diet from birth to 24 months
This project represents the first step in the process of applying systematic reviews to the process of deciding whether the evidence is sufficient to include this age group in future editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Here are some highlights:
SOME RESULTS:
Early introduction of complementary foods may prevent food allergy.
Higher [...] Read more »

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