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

Archive for the ‘Sports nutrition issues’ Category

vegan athlete diet

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Sent by a reader:
My name is Missi and I am writing because of an article I recently wrote. A friend asked me if it was possible to be a vegan and a top athlete. When people imagine the diet of a top level sports star they imagine lots of carbs and lots of protein, but [...] Read more »

Student Advice to Parents and Wiki writing from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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My class has edited many wiki pages related to nutrition, from DHA to wheatgrass,  nutrition for public schools to protein supplements for athletes.  See the list with links here:
And here is the final writing of my nutrition course students, who decided the most important nutrition advice to give their parents:
1. Sing and dance every day.
2. [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Aug 2013

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HEADLINES - See summaries after headlines.
Unusual items this month!
HEADLINES OF ARTICLES THIS MONTH - Nutrition research priorities to increase healthy life span - high priority areas: 1) variability in individual responses to diet and foods; 2) healthy growth, development, and reproduction; 3) health maintenance; 4) medical management; 5) nutrition-related behaviors; and 6) food supply/environment.
Coffee and tea consumption lowers mortality during 11 years after age 68
Fish [...] Read more »

AJCN July 2013 from Roc fighting for independence from chronic disease

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Headlines - See this, longer synopses, and active links at SUMMARIES below. Be conscious you are putting loving kindness into your body.
1. Highlight: Rapid aging rescue? A delightful photo of an aged mouse turned youthful again. “If there is reduced expression of ICMT as well in these mice, many aspects of aging are reversed.” Science 14 June 2013 pg [...] Read more »

Some of Roc’s nutrition reading notes

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Here are many highlights from referenced readings in the recent past. Numbers match the longer comments below at SUMMARIES.
6. 23 minutes of treadmill exercise increases DHEA levels and decreases cortisol levels, both beneficial for health and longevity.  AGE
7. Chronic physical training increases blood oxidative damage but promotes health in elderly men. Age 01/2012
12. Exercise [...] Read more »

April Journal of Nutrition

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May your holidays help the world to be free and safe  -See summaries and links to published articles after these one sentence summaries
3. Eat berries 4. Eat capsaicin and protein - Energy intake restriction causes a yo-yo effect by decreasing energy expenditure (EE) and decreasing fullness.During dieting, protein and capsaicin promoted a negative fat balance and protein treatments also [...] Read more »

Oct AJCN from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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DETAILS and links are below the headlines:
Headlines: OBESITY 1. Why eating carbs is so dangerous – The search for lifestyle changes that will slow the obesity epidemic and its adverse sequelae has turned to dietary sugar. But apart from weight gain from excess sweet calories, what are the specific metabolic consequences that are harmful to [...] Read more »

February AJCN, Exercise and Education

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American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Feb, 2012- A special welcome to my nutrition class updating articles on wikipedia. Read the Feb AJCN summaries after these 14 headlines. From Science 20 Jan 2012
1. Why exercise is close to the fountain of youth – Exercise has many benefits, but the mechanisms behind them remain murky. Because autophagy’s [...] Read more »

AJCN Nov, 2011

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  Read the summaries after these headlines. Here are the headlines.

GOOD THINGS: 1. Get the D and Dairy – 1000 mg daily Calcium is helpful for prevention of weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (It’s worth going to the link for summary of this) 2. n−3 PUFAs are beneficial to fight cancer, recover from surgery, [...] Read more »

AJCN June, 2011

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See longer synopses at DETAILS below. Here’s the SUMMARY:
FEATURED DISCOVERY: 1. Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) supplementation reduces stress-induced gastrointestinal dysfunction and days of cold or flu – In a study with students during exam week, it was found that GOS reduced diarrhea and colds caused by stress. GOS are found in chicory, all of the “onion [...] Read more »

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