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

Archive for the ‘Media Response’ Category

Readers Comments-statins and multis from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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1) Response to comments on multivitamins:
“I am very excited over your most recent post concerning multivitamins and the fraud that they are and then I proposed my theory of the virtues of “Native-state Nutritional Supplements”  which recommended going to the native food source to get real nutritional supplementation.  Thus, if you want vitamins A and […] Read more »

The choice about multivitamins

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RESPONSE TO: The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger by NANCY SHUTE  December 17, 201312:37 PM
Several have inquired about this story that multivitamins have no benefit. Below are three key sentences from the story:
1) One review found no benefit in preventing early death, heart disease or cancer. 2) Another found that taking multivitamins did nothing to stave off cognitive decline with […] Read more »

Nutritious verses -Lyrics from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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“You won’t find me singing on this song when I’m gone,
so I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here” – Phil Ochs

Better public school lunches face challenges

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News article on the difficulties of improving public school lunches:

 Summary: Many kids do not eat the lunches, healthy foods in them cost more, so schools subsidize them by selling junk food that many kids buy instead of the healthy ones.

Thanks to my former student Yoon Hang “John” Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Georgia Integrative Medicine


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Zorba writes a medical column in my state newspaper. In this Sunday’s paper, his column was headlined “Vitamin C gets an F”, and he went on to condemn the use of vitamin C supplements, based on a JAMA report that people taking more than 1000 mg of vitamin C daily have an increased risk of […] Read more »

Fish oil is still essential for optimal health

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It was recently reported that JAMA has published that fish oil does not provide health benefits.  This report is wrong.  The fish oil controversy is properly explained in Nature, a reputable science journal, rather than a newspaper trying to get more sales while stressing out the reading public.  Please go to this link to read […] Read more »

Vitamin Overdose Concerns and AJCN Oct, 2011

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Media oversimplify to report possible hazards of taking vitamin E, multivitamin, and fish oil. But there are serious flaws in each interpretation. As my research poster 62 points out, even nutrition and medical experts differ widely on what supplements they actually use themselves. Please ask an expert. And […] Read more »

Fall LPI newsletter and vitamin D

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SUMMARY – See longer synopses and active links to published articles after this summary.
*To be added or removed from the nutrition research Email List . *To review the disclaimer. *To ask Roc a question.
The Institute of Medicine that sets Daily Values for the US recently issued a statement that people require only moderate levels of […] Read more »

Vitamin D,Miracle drug?

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The New York Times of February 1, 2010, ran an article titled “Vitamin D: Miracle Drug: Is it science, or just talk?” The author writes, “But don’t start gobbling down vitamin D supplements just yet. The excitement about their health potential is still far ahead of the science. Although numerous studies have been promising, there […] Read more »

AJCN December, 2009

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS . Sorry this is so long. Here is plenty to enhance your life during the holiday season.
1. Study of 90,000 finds amount and type of fat intake unrelated to weight gain -We found no significant association between the […] Read more »

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