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

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AJCN Mar 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Great nutrition reminders for spring. Details after headlines.
Good news! 15. American diets have improved since 2003
What to eat: 9. Chronic peanut consumption has great health benefits 1. Probiotics have great benefit 4. Eating olive oil instead of butter reduces LDL and body fat 7. Polyphenols and fish oils reduce oxidative stress and serum triglycerides 3. More vitamin D, more calcium absorbed 2. AfroAmericans need 2000IU of vitamin […] Read more »

Three key health topics

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In answer to reader questions and reading beyond AJCN and J Nutrition, I have decided to share three web pages I have added, summarized and linked below:
1. Kidney Stones – Here are peer-reviewed article providing evidence that vitamin C does not cause kidney stones, and may help to prevent them. Although most urologists are taught […] Read more »

Prize winning sites, Telomeres, and living to 1,000

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Science magazine is now selecting prize winning web sites that explain science clearly. The first prize winner is Learn.genetics. An essay that fascinated me explains telomeres in the context of aging and cancer, including the role of free radicals, causing oxidative stress, and glycation, causing wrinkles, both of which occur more slowly as we get […] Read more »

AJCN February, 2010

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS.
EVERYONE 1. 4-legged diet diet causes acid stomach and osteoporosis – Nearly all the genes and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms we carry today were originally selected for behaviorally modern humans who appeared in Africa between 100,000 and 50,000 y ago.Results: As Plant:Animal […] Read more »


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Book Review – Nutrients, Stress and Medical Disorders, S. Yehuda and D. Mostofsky, Humana Press, 2006, New Jersey
A great new book written for doctors on nutrition and mental disorders with synopses for each chapter.  Start of book explains that psychobiology has just begun to bring work of psychologists and biologists together to measure and explain […] Read more »

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