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

Reading notes for Oct 2014
 

Reading notes for Oct 2014

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Lots of highlights from additional reading I have done in the past 2 months. See details below headlines. Teaberry trial coming soon – look for announcement in next few weeks.
I. Journal of the American Aging Association, October 2014 1. Exercise improves cognition 2.  Melatonin is anti-inflammatory 3. Reservatrol benefits the heart 4.  Curcumin improves your energy
II. From AARP Oct 2014 [...] Read more »

AJCN Oct 2014

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See summaries and links to abstracts below. Life expectancy hits another record high – 78.8. Help me lengthen your healthspan by joining my blueberry/green tea clinical trial, which will be open for enrollment very soon. If your name is not on my list yet, please RSVP, SUBJECT: trial info please. Many of you have already [...] Read more »

J Nutr Oct 2014

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Happy Halloween month! My blueberry/green tea clinical trial will be open for enrollment soon. If your name is not on my list yet, please RSVP, SUBJECT: trial info please.
1. Vitamin C and antioxidants reduce arterial stiffness reducing risk of many pathologies (so take 500mg vitamin C twice a day); 2. Soy plus fish oil reduce LDL and TriGlycerides even for [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Sept, 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Please note my clinical trial to explore how blueberries and green tea may reduce the rate on chronic aging will be announced soon. Many are already on the list to be informed. Send an email to ordman@beloit.edu SUBJ: blueberry trial to be added the list.
Please read some simple reminders to a healthier life: 1. Egg yolk [...] Read more »

Roc’s CONCISE summary of readings Sept 2014

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something in the blood can potentially reverse aging

Science on Parenting

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Notes from a special issue of Science on Parenting:
15 August 2014 Science pages 743 – 759 available at most libraries.
Nature’s first functional food – Breast milk: It feeds helpful microbes, fights harmful ones, provides immunity, and jumpstarts a newborn’s life. Blood, urine, saliva, and spinal fluid are the most explored by scientists, until recently, when [...] Read more »

AJCN Sept 2014 from Roc Happy Labor Day

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Enjoy weekends and benefits to workers brought thanks to labor unions. See summaries and links to abstracts after alerts and reminders:
Alerts: Hazards of added sugars – Many articles- High fructose corn syrup produces excessive energy intake producing fatty liver damage; Soda consumption increases hip fracture risk 14%; Sweetened soda consumption increases rheumatoid arthritis risk 63%; Hazard of too many [...] Read more »

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 »

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