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

Archive for the ‘Education to understand nutrition’ Category

Special Science issue “Diet and Health” from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The 16 Nov Science is a prize, Special Issue “Diet and Health”! I have to share a few bits:
pg 736-Reprogrammed cells could tackle brain damage – in mice they can turn astrocytes into neurons to repair stroke damage, perhaps Parkinsons and Alzheimers
pg 765 Current controversies (NUTRITION Questions we do not know the answers to!): 1. […] Read more »

July Sept Advances in Nutrition long notes from Roc

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Highlights from Advances in Nutrition, July and Sept issues
Older adults need more vitamin E (consider AREDS). We review the evidence that was considered in establishing the current requirements for vitamin E and highlight data that should be considered in determining the vitamin E requirements in older adults, particularly focusing on the evidence suggesting a benefit […] Read more »

A New Setup at Nutrition Investigator

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I have retired from teaching at Beloit College after 37 years, and am in the process of moving my web files from their server to this one.  Now this site will function more as a blog, where I can just share thoughts.
All of my college files, including my Nutrition site, courses, nutrition posters, and readings, […] Read more »

Reader’s question on LA/ALA anxiety study

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READERS QUESTION about Eating more fishoil reduces anxiety;: Are they fairly high amounts of la and ala in the pig oil trial?

ROC’s response: If you follow the links on all articles in the headlines or summaries, it takes you to the free abstracts, which has details like you requested.  The amounts are quite high – 1.3g/kg body […] Read more »

Trick or treat? Policy notes from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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Please read my full response after this summary: A diligent reader followed the links on my notes sent in October. There I had links to articles that I summarized as  3.Reservatrol benefits the heart 4.  Curcumin improves your energy. He followed the links and read that these were based on non-human studies. “Roc, this is very nice, but […] 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 »

Extending your Healthspan

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Now that I am retired, I have time to do what I really think is important. I have taken weeks to prepare the many pages and links that extend from this brief email. Thanks to a new theory of aging shared with me by Rolf Martin, and lots of published research supporting both that theory […] Read more »

AAJCN Supplement – Vegetarian Diet Benefits from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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Five years of research highlighting wonderful reasons to eat nuts, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables, for both health and our planet! My full summary covers 25 important issues, but worth the read after the headlines:
HEADLINES: 1. Preface – The 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, held every 5 years, was held in 2013. There has been a steady […] Read more »

Microbiome to lose weight and Supplement choice guidance

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Here is a nutrition newsletter from the Natl. Cancer Institute, that includes how controlling your gut microbiome can control your weight.  In another article I read recently, it only takes 5 days on a vegetarian diet to substantially change your microbiome:
http://prevention.cancer.gov/newsletters/nutrition-frontiers/winter2014.htm
Here from the Food and Drug Administration is a short guide to advise you on […] Read more »

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