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

July nutrition notes

July nutrition notes

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So much happening. Going to announce my two new supplements
at Linus Pauling meeting Aug 14-16, one to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s and
Parkinson’s and aging, one to reduce risk for cancer and heart disease and
aging. And reading Gerontological Research Group postings gives about 10
messages daily about latest research to extend your healthspan.  Sorry notes for July […] Read more »

Discovery about protein misfolding from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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Dear readers,

I am very excited about a new discovery described in the
abstract that follows this explanation. 
My friend Rolf Martin of blueberry fame helped me realize one theory of
aging is that it is due to protein misfolding. When mRNA codes for proteins
(translation) too rapidly or without the proper amino acids available, proteins
are not synthesized correctly.  As […] Read more »

Nutrition Investigator Roc notes for June

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Lots of short summaries
from my readings I think should be shared:

From John Furber 2018
Harvard/Paul F. Glenn Symposium on Aging:

In humans, aging increases
chronic inflammation that predisposes to age related diseases. Dietary
restriction (DR) decreases chronic inflammation; A lower epigenetic age results
from eating fish, fruits, vegetables, moderate alcohol, higher education,
higher income, and more exercise; Rapamycin slows epigenetic aging […] Read more »

The evolution of Nutrition Investigator Roc

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colleagues in our search for optimum nutrition and healthspan,

indulge me as I share my past and future expectations for 2019.  I have shared that I moved, was cutting down
on reading, and hoping to send essays rather just headlines. After a single
essay, my life changed a lot. 

    I have been studying human aging for
decades, and […] Read more »

Nutrition Investigator Roc reading to live for further Mother’s Days

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In the process of
developing 2 nutritional supplements and moving to a new city, I have fallen behind
on reading. Here is an update on Advances in Nutrition. Headlines are followed
by longer summaries.


Mar 2019 Advances in Nutr

least half your diet should be fruits and veggies.

[(n-3)] fatty acids have been linked to healthy aging throughout life. EPA and
DHA […] Read more »

April nutrition notes from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Dear partners in health,

Here are updates for April. We are getting settled in, and I
hope to begin work on the essays I promised, while also pursuing my business
plans. Yet still I read exciting news to share. Thanks for paying attention.

Why I supplement with niacin daily: Additional investigations targeted to
elucidate the cellular pathways responsible for the […] Read more »

March ’19 headlines from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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Nov ’18 aspirin study keeps getting
media coverage. It claimed deadly risks of aspirin outweigh benefits for heart disease
& stroke. The daily aspirin study should be interpreted with
caution! – In a 5 yr study of 20,000 over 65 in the US and Australia, the risk
of death from any cause was 12.7 events per 1000 person-years in the […] Read more »

Feb nutrition notes from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Between moving and preparing to market a nutritional
supplement and dealing with Wisconsin winter, it is a very challenging
time.  I hope you enjoy these headlines.

Recovery from hard workouts – Fancy sports drinks are no
better than plain water, and drinking too much liquid is more detrimental than
being dehydrated; precision eating and protein supplements are not useful;
icing is […] Read more »


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It is against Federal law to make health claims
for nutritional supplements, until one completes clinical trials and pays
lawyers to petition for FDA approval. So there are rarely claims for the
scientifically proven benefits of various vitamins and the like. Few claims can
be made for vitamins K1 and C, and […] Read more »

January 2019 News Notes

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Trying to find
time to write essays, there are so many distractions. See index of all postings here.
Sorry there is so much news I feel it is worthwhile to share. Nor am I editing
it to just headlines.


Update on mechanisms that might be involved in
reducing dementias.

NPR Science
Friday Jan 18 – Weight training is the exercise […] Read more »

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