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

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Sept Nutrition long notes from Roc

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Happy Labor Day. Here are notes on readings and 2 conferences I read this month. Recall the pace of medical discovery is increasing exponentially, so there are a lot of discoveries I feel are important to mention, as the 1,000 readers of this newsletter are of all ages.
NPR Science Friday 9/7/18 – Osteocalcin, produced to […] 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 »

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 »

Roc’s reading notes for Feb, 2015

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I have been reading some exciting articles, and rearranging my website archives. See full comments on links below
Headlines: Roc’s index on human aging – how to slow the damage associated with aging; Roc’s index of my original research; Roc’s index of readings – These are articles I treasure, like How useful it is for old and young to produce music; Exercise probably […] Read more »

AJCN Jan 2015 from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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Drinking soda pop increases risk of prostate cancer

Reading notes for Aug 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Here’s catchup on some other reading in the past few months.
1) Niagen – A reader asked about this supplement. It is a very expensive modified vitamin B6, which makes great claims. But this link shows what I found, indicating digestion makes it the same as a vitamin B supplement.

2) Prediabetes – A reader asked what to do if one […] Read more »

Distressing controversies; August AJCN

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See longer article summaries below.
CONTROVERSIES: 1) Next will be apple pie? – Generalizations that breakfast is worthwhile may be false. 2)Fruit and veggie intake has no effect on weight loss – Metastudy discounts most studies that reach the opposite conclusion. OBESITY: Obesity changes brainconnections to increase desire to eat; Vegetarian are as effective as meat diets for appetite control and […] 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 »

Nutritious verses -Lyrics from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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“You won’t find me singing on this song when I’m gone,
so I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here” – Phil Ochs

AJCN Sep 2013-Happiness from vitamin C

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HEADLINES: See summaries further down this page.
FEATURE: 500 mg vitamin C twice a day increases happiness and decreases stress 51%! – Vitamin D had no effect. 500 mg vitamin C twice a day was the discovery of Nutrition Investigator with his Beloit College freshman chemistry class.
GOOD – Higher omega-3 to omega-6 fats ratio in diet predicts memory and planning […] Read more »

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