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

Archive for the ‘Research discoveries’ Category

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 »

AJCN Sept 2015

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Happy autumn! If you are interested in the details of these results, please read below these headlines.
HEADLINES:
EVERYONE
Skipping breakfast should be enough to reduce the rate of gain in weight. Consumption of whole-grain diets lowers LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol, but not HDL cholesterol. Diets with cheese and meat as primary sources of SFAs cause higher HDL cholesterol. Lean-seafood intake (vs. […] 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 »

J Nutrition Aug, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The signature below starts “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life.” Read longer explanations of the following headlines. Consume more olive oil; Long-term dietary change, but not dieting, reduces weight gain in young and old; Fish oil may not be so good for older women; Orange juice polyphenols help heavy adults; Vitamin D helps mature […] 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 »

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