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

Archive for the ‘Research discoveries’ Category

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 »

Nov 2018 Nutrition long notes from Roc

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See index of postings here.
 
Living to 200 and beyond.  (TY WIN & I24 News) Israeli biotech Cellect is developing stem cell technology that may extend individual human life far beyond what currently can be conceived.
 
The daily aspirin study should be interpreted with caution! – In a 5 yr study of 20,000 over 65 in the US and […] Read more »

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 »

Medical knowledge doubling faster than most realize

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From the Fickenscher files:  The explosion in medical knowledge is daunting. Last year, more than2.5 million clinical studies were published, and the rate of increase is accelerating. For example, in 1950, it took 50 years for medical knowledge to double. By 1980, that had reached just 7 years. In 2020, the projection for the doubling […] 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 »

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 »

J Nutrition Oct, 2015

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Recall last newsletter reported on Metformin as a potential lifespan extension drug.  I have added an essay about my reading about it here.  To read longer summaries of the headlines below, please read after these headlines.
GOOD…Dietary cocoa is an important source of flavonoids and is associated with favorable cardiovascular disease effects; Dietary whey and casein proteins decrease food intake […] Read more »

First major trial of cheap medicine to extend our healthspan

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And the J Nutrition Sept, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator
Please read the longer summaries after these headlines
FIRST TRIAL TO SLOW AGING – Metformin could add more than 2 yrs to healthspan, saving $7.1 Trillion in the US over 50 years. SOY VS DAIRY Recent evidence suggests that the ingestion of the plant-based proteins in soy and wheat […] Read more »

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