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

Archive for the ‘Analysis of diet plans’ Category

AJCN Nov 2013

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RESEARCH HEADLINES - See longer synopses after headlines.
Vitamin C reduces risk of gastric cancer - 500mg vitamin C twice a day raises vitamin C level to 80-μmol/L, reducing risk 56%. A good diet also strengthens your bones - Dietary guidelines for CVD risk reduction may also benefit bone health. Full article including all American Heart Association diet recommendations. Blueberry flavanoids improve [...] Read more »

Special Notes from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Here are many headlines I have accumulated over the year that I feel are worth sharing. Full notes are after these headlines.
1) Science 340: 1526 (28 June 2013)  Though we lack free will, compatibilism allows moral responsibility.
2) Science 340: 1539 (28 June 2013)  Up to 70% of strokes are preventable by fairly simple measures such as [...] Read more »

A Memorial Day Feast: Complete notes to the 2013 Linus Pauling Institute meetings

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Here are my complete unedited notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meetings in Corvallis, OR on 15-18 August.  I will post an edited version when I have time, but if you want to read all of the exciting details of where I find the best guidance for optimal health, this is a feast for Memorial [...] Read more »

AJCN Feb 2013

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Read the details with active links and more details below.
FEATURES: Article 14. Poor diet is a risk factor for depression - Poor diet increases the risk by 41% in women, and good diet reduces the risk of recurrence of depression by 65%. Article 13. High saturated fat intake reduces sperm count in young men. Our findings are of [...] Read more »

Mother’s Day Feature of May AJCN

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AJCN May, 2011 – Happy Mother’s Day.
Summaries first, explanations further down this page.
Mother’s Day specials: Dietary vitamin B intake reduces incidence of PMS … Fish consumption reduces bone loss and hip fractures…Children may benefit from whole milk instead of low-fat milk – In 4 to 13 year olds, their energy intake stays the same, they [...] Read more »

Dec 2010 AJCN – New Year’s Ideas

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SUMMARY – Evidence for a healthier New Year in this month’s AJCN -
DOs! -To control your weight and improve your health, try: food choices from the Mediterranean or DASH diet ; vitamin D supplements for the entire family; breakfast every day; more olive and vegetable oils; more exercise building your muscles and brain; [...] Read more »

AJCN Nov, 2010

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There is so much in this issue. Please scan the many ways to maintain good health.
SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS.
GOOD NUTRITION FOR ALL 1. Mediterranean diet keeps people healthy – The Mediterranean diet has long been reported to be the optimal diet [...] Read more »

AJCN December, 2009

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS . Sorry this is so long. Here is plenty to enhance your life during the holiday season.
1. Study of 90,000 finds amount and type of fat intake unrelated to weight gain -We found no significant association between the [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Dec, 2009

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SUMMARY - Coming to this blog soon: my recently accepted peer-reviewed scientific paper reviewing many scientific studies about the health benefits of taking 500 mg of vitamin C twice a day.
Fish and fish oil are not perfect, but have great health benefits -
1. Tremendous benefits of fish oil are measured
2. Most people need more fish and less 4-legged [...] Read more »

Energy Density

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Energy density refers to how many Calories (or kcal) there are per gram of food. More energy dense foods have lots of calories in a small amount of food, like fat, while less energy dense foods have fewer calories in a large serving, like celery. Note fruits and vegetables have very low energy density. [...] Read more »

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