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

Roc’s reading notes for June, 2015
 

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 »

J Nutrition May, 2015

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A calorie how much heat food produces when burned in a calorimeter. It has little relevance to how it affects the human body! Sugar intake accelerates sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle). Food, like hormones, and far beyond simple nutrition, controls how your body functions - Figure 1 shows how nutrients control gene expression. 25(OH)Vitamin D3 increases breast muscle protein synthesis [...] Read more »

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 »

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