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

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January 2019 News Notes

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Trying to find
time to write essays, there are so many distractions. See index of all postings here.
Sorry there is so much news I feel it is worthwhile to share. Nor am I editing
it to just headlines.

EXERCISE NEWS:

Update on mechanisms that might be involved in
exercise
reducing dementias.

NPR Science
Friday Jan 18 – Weight training is the exercise […] Read more »

Dec 2018 long notes

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Happy holidays. Here’s a ton of headlines to skim for ideas for a healthier new year!
Trying to find time to write essays, there are so many distractions. See index of all postings here.
*I mentioned the evidence that HIIT is the only scientifically investigated exercise.
I have now been doing it for 2 weeks! Cell Metab. 2017 Mar […] Read more »

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 »

AJCN Oct 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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To read longer summaries of the headlines below, please read further down the page.
FOR STAYING HEALTHY- 30g of milk vs. beef protein intake have identical effects on building muscles after exercise….Keeping hydrated reduces oxidative stress. ….Fiber intake reduced risks of incident colorectal adenoma and distal colon cancer 24% in the highest tertile. ….Dietary factors can affect telomere […] Read more »

Notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meeting, Sept 9-12, 2015

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Note these notes are not the responsibility of these experts.
VITAMIN E SESSION
From Maret Traber, Vitamin E [VE] and the Brain
VE is essential during the first 20 days of pregnancy! VE level is proportional to infant brain size.  VE deficiency may cause autism. For brain health, B vitamins, C, D, E, and fish oil are esp. […] Read more »

August Reading Notes

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Here are answers to readers’ questions, and notes from other readings related to nutrition, aging, and brains. Read longer explanations here.
In July, I met with the Meydanis, former and current Director of the Tufts USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. From their newsletter: Healthy food intake increased in all countries globally, but not as much […] 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 »

J Nutrition June, 2015

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New stuff: Gluten may cause inflammation in everyone, not just those with Celiac’s ; Protein ingestion (28g) before sleep increases muscle growth and strength ; Cranberry juice lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
Bowels: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)7 in humans includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn disease, Yogurt reduces gut inflammation and aids barrier integrity ; To keep your bowels happy, eat cheese, […] Read more »

AJCN June 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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It requires difficult choices, which articles and how much to include in notes below. If you are at all interested in the details of any of these results, like how to have a successful high protein diet to lose weight, please read the summaries after these notes:
BAD: Saturated fat; Red meat consumption; added sugars in the diet like […] Read more »

J Nutrition May, 2015

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A calorie how much heat food produces when burned in a calorimeter. It has little relevance to how it affects the human body! Sugar intake accelerates sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle). Food, like hormones, and far beyond simple nutrition, controls how your body functions – Figure 1 shows how nutrients control gene expression. 25(OH)Vitamin D3 increases breast muscle protein synthesis […] Read more »

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