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

Archive for the ‘Diet Analysis’ Category

AJCN Mar 2015

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Happy Spring holidays. A few links at published journals will state you need to pay, but you can read all abstracts for free by going to the table of contents and holding the cursor over the abstract you wish to read. See my summaries here below these headlines.
Headlines I. Good things – Even modest activity […] Read more »

AJCN Dec 2013 – No Fours Diet for 2014 from Roc

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No Fours Diet RESEARCH HEADLINES – See longer synopses with active links below headlines:
HEADLINES:
PREGNANCY: For healthy full-term infants, breast milk is an appropriate standard for virtually all nutrients; There is a substantial demand for choline during late pregnancy –  Food sources for choline; Maternal DHA (from fish oil) increases offsprings IQ
OBESITY: Sugar is major trigger to obesity; Post-natal high omega-3/low omega-6 diet reduces lifetime […] Read more »

Special Notes from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Here are many headlines I have accumulated over the year that I feel are worth sharing. Full notes are after these headlines.
1) Science 340: 1526 (28 June 2013)  Though we lack free will, compatibilism allows moral responsibility.
2) Science 340: 1539 (28 June 2013)  Up to 70% of strokes are preventable by fairly simple measures such as […] Read more »

A Memorial Day Feast: Complete notes to the 2013 Linus Pauling Institute meetings

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Here are my complete unedited notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meetings in Corvallis, OR on 15-18 August.  I will post an edited version when I have time, but if you want to read all of the exciting details of where I find the best guidance for optimal health, this is a feast for Memorial […] Read more »

AJCN Aug 2012

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SUMMARY (more at Details)
ALERT: I have changed the details of the No Fours Diet I recommend, so it is okay to eat yogurt and cheese. 1. Cheese and yogurt reduce diabetes risk, milk has no effect 2. Dairy saturated fat lowers cardiovascular risk, but meat fat increases risk
WHAT TO EAT: 3. Vitamin C reduces […] Read more »

American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Mar, 2012

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and active links at www.nutritioninvestigator.org. Sorry this is so long. Be conscious you are putting loving kindess into your body.
THE GOOD: 1. The best dietary choice is drinking green tea! 5 cups of green tea daily are even better than 4. 2. Eating dark chocolate or cocoa is great […] Read more »

American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Dec, 2011

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Read the summaries after the headlines.
HOLIDAY FEASTING 1. A kind alum shares: Harvard University writes: Pay attention to the protein package. Fish, poultry, and beans are your best bets. 2. Drinking soda causes heart disease.
SO MUCH FOR IN UTERO AND NEONATES and kids: Stay tuned for The Power of Programming: how in utero and neonate […] Read more »

Answer to readers – Trade off of yogurt and No Fours Diet

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In answer to many readers questions about recent studies that show the beene
Many readers have commented on an inconsistency. One cannot consume dairy and follow the No Fours Diet. On the one hand, recent literature supports the value especially of yogurt , for controlling weight and maintaining healthy intestines. On the other hand, all […] Read more »

New York Times story on controversy in nutrition

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This was written in 2002, but it gives excellent insight into the controversial nature of nutrition research.  It was sent by a former student, I took the time to read it, and it has worthwhile insights into the Atkin’s diet, and many people and processes of nutrition.
An excellent older review from the New York Times […] Read more »

Discoveries in the Journal of Nutrition Sept, 2010

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See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles below.
SUMMARY – Evidence of good things to be getting in your diet is provided for resveratrol (1), blueberries (2a and 2b), whole grains (4), and vitamin D (5). Hazards were found for eating too much protein (3), and high fat and calorie selections at school lunches […] Read more »

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