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

J Nutrition Aug, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator
 

J Nutrition Aug, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The signature below starts “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life.” Read longer explanations of the following headlines. Consume more olive oil; Long-term dietary change, but not dieting, reduces weight gain in young and old; Fish oil may not be so good for older women; Orange juice polyphenols help heavy adults; Vitamin D helps mature [...] Read more »

AJCN Aug 2015

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Yoga, meditation, and exercise are great nutrition! See longer summaries of these headlines after the headlines.
Vitamin C reduces the risk of head and neck cancer, the seventh most-common type of cancer worldwide; Olive oil lowers the risk of diabetes; Eating sweet and starchy food increases the risk of depression; Phosphate intake (like soda pop) is [...] Read more »

August Reading Notes

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Here are answers to readers’ questions, and notes from other readings related to nutrition, aging, and brains. Read longer explanations here.
In July, I met with the Meydanis, former and current Director of the Tufts USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. From their newsletter: Healthy food intake increased in all countries globally, but not as much [...] Read more »

J Nutrition July, 2015

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Highlight-Get exercise, protein, perhaps citrulline and BCAAs to maintain muscles as you age ……For everyone:Evidence to support joining the Teaberry Trial - Supplementation with Quercetin (from blueberries) and epicatechin (from green tea) have cardio benefits and reduce inflammation – For information on joining our teaberry study, click here; 5 components (diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, smoking, social support [...] Read more »

How to slow cognitive decline

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Because of this article, I want to summarize the many findings for how to slow cognitive decline, “Mild cognitive impairment”, which leads to more serious decline. Here is the list I am aware of. Explanations are below.
INDIVIDUAL NUTRIENTS 
ω-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA.
vitamins B6 (pyridoxine), B9(folate), and B12(cyanocobalamin), Vitamin K Vitamin C (500mg BID) and [...] Read more »

AJCN July 2015

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If you are interested in the details of any of these results, like how to slow your rate of cognitive decline by 50%, please read the summaries below.
Everyone: Switching from saturated fats to unsaturated oils benefitted blood pressure and lipid biomarkers ; Higher alcohol intake decreases coronary artery disease but not mortality; Beneficial vitamin K comes partly from gut microbiome - [...] Read more »

Roc’s reading notes for June, 2015

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Notes from Roc’s reading beyond AJCN and J. Nutrition, including Science, the Linus Pauling newsletter, and Scientific American Mind – 1) Catechins in berries and grapes have major health benefits -(consider joining our Teaberry Trial ) 2) Response to reader’s question: Olive oil helps with weight loss 3) Ways to rejuvenate (vs. ways to extend healthspan) 4) Transplanting healthy stem [...] Read more »

J Nutrition June, 2015

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New stuff: Gluten may cause inflammation in everyone, not just those with Celiac’s ; Protein ingestion (28g) before sleep increases muscle growth and strength ; Cranberry juice lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
Bowels: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)7 in humans includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn disease, Yogurt reduces gut inflammation and aids barrier integrity ; To keep your bowels happy, eat cheese, [...] Read more »

AJCN June 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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It requires difficult choices, which articles and how much to include in notes below. If you are at all interested in the details of any of these results, like how to have a successful high protein diet to lose weight, please read the summaries after these notes:
BAD: Saturated fat; Red meat consumption; added sugars in the diet like [...] Read more »

AJCN May 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Happy Summer from up north. I just saw/ate snake fruit, dragon fruit, jack fruit and more in Indonesia. Wow!
…Lower your diabetes risk Higher egg consumption lowers risk for diabetes; people who eat the most whole grains have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes; High fat dairy reduces diabetes risk; meat intake increases the risk. …Lower your [...] Read more »

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