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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 none […] Read more »

Essay 2: Sugartown – One Day in Roc’s Life – 46 resolutions

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With caveats stated already,
below is a description of what I consider an optimal day. Do I do all these
wonderful things daily? Give me a break! I am a professor – do as I say, not as
I do.  Many tell me everyone knows how to
live a healthy life. And we all have delightful reasons why we […] Read more »

Email for Essay 2: Sugartown – One Day in Roc’s Life – 46 resolutions

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Happy New Year! I have pushed to send the attached essay out now, so it might inspire some New Year’s Resolutions. I had forgotten about balancing on one foot while brushing my teeth, and have really slacked off on paino playing – but the new year brings new resolution!
I hope you were reading […] Read more »

Roc’s Reading Notes

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Roc’s Reading NotesPages indexed here contain notes on articles I think may be of particular interest to many people. The articles come mostly from Science, Advances in Nutrition, Scientific […] Read more »

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