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

Roc’s reading notes for Apr, 2015
 

Roc’s reading notes for Apr, 2015

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Here’s a baker’s dozen of my reading notes for April.
1) Scientific American Mind May/June issue:….Infection and stress can give you the blues. To reduce inflammation – more fish oil, vitamin D and SAMe, less meat and sugar, more exercise and sleep ….Exercise boosts brain health, work out after a study session to retain what you learn. ….Meditation [...] Read more »

AJCN Apr 2015

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Happy Spring. To see longer explanations of these discoveries, look after these headlines:
Eat all the eggs you want;  Greater dairy intake, esp. fermented and low fat products, improves aids chronic disease prevention ;Older men with muscles are 36% less likely to die from 65 to age 80 ; One serving of nuts a day decreased mortality by 27% ;Meat, [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Apr, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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To see longer explanations of these discoveries, look after the headlines:
HEADLINES: In just 6 months, a healthier diet can change DNA methylation to reduce cancer risk Here are some easy steps to that healthier diet: 1) Vegetables decrease about 30%, meat increases about 30% risk of dying from a stroke 2) Dark fruits and veggies have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and [...] Read more »

AJCN Mar 2015

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Happy Spring holidays. A few links at published journals will state you need to pay, but you can read all abstracts for free by going to the table of contents and holding the cursor over the abstract you wish to read. See my summaries here below these headlines.
Headlines I. Good things – Even modest activity [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Mar, 2015 from Roc Nutr Investigator

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Happy Spring to those up north! See the full summaries with many great bits of information after these headlines:
Many articles on the pathogenic effects of sugars and artificial sweeteners to people and offspring -e.g. Compared to table sugar, HFCS reduces survival and fitness of offspring; Celery and parsnips also reduce risk of cancer; Food insecurity is associated with [...] Read more »

Scientific Am Issue: Secrets of Staying Young

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While I do not completely agree, this link may be of interest:
Scientific American Issue: Secrets of Staying Young

Colonscopy thoughts for mature people

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I had a colonoscopy when I turned 50, a horrible ordeal.  About 3 years ago, I heard on NPR that traditional colonoscopies (COL)  like that were no longer worth doing.  They reported that 50% of COL give false positive results, requiring followup surgery for polyps that are not cancerous, and 50% of COL miss polyps [...] Read more »

Roc’s reading notes for Feb, 2015

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I have been reading some exciting articles, and rearranging my website archives. See full comments on links below
Headlines: Roc’s index on human aging - how to slow the damage associated with aging; Roc’s index of my original research; Roc’s index of readings - These are articles I treasure, like How useful it is for old and young to produce music; Exercise probably [...] Read more »

Reader’s question on LA/ALA anxiety study

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READERS QUESTION about Eating more fishoil reduces anxiety;: Are they fairly high amounts of la and ala in the pig oil trial?

ROC’s response: If you follow the links on all articles in the headlines or summaries, it takes you to the free abstracts, which has details like you requested.  The amounts are quite high – 1.3g/kg body [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Feb, 2015 from Roc Nutr Investigator

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Wonderful research in February! Inspired me to start participation in the teaberry trials. See summaries after headlines.
Headlines: A calorie is not a calorie - More evidence you are eating signals to metabolism, not just food. Whole Grains also alter your microbiomepreventing weight gain; Eating grapes builds strong bones - [Roc note: I try to eat a bunch every day!]; Whey protein supplementation [...] Read more »

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