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

Archive for the ‘Pharmaceuticals’ Category

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 »

Hazards of drugs to individuals and society

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I found this recent chart published in Science to be very entertaining.  It ranks substances like alcohol, marijuana, and ecstacy in terms of their harm to the individual, and their harm to society as a whole.  It is noteworthy that alcohol is far more hazardous than drugs reviled by our governments.  One or two drinks […] Read more »

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 »


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I have a dear friend who just visited, who is very healthy but has high cholesterol and is taking a statin.  So I did this research, as I have heard and read that statins lower cholesterol, but are quite hazardous and may not lower the risk of heart disease, except for those who have already […] Read more »

AGE meeting Ft. Worth June 1-4

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AGE meeting June, 2012 – Summary
AGE is perhaps the oldest research organization trying to determine the causes of human aging. While lifespan is increasing linearly over time, about 1 year longer every 3 years, health span is not doing so well, with Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, and more. MOST OF THESE CONDITIONS ARE […] Read more »

AJCN and more from Nutrition Investigator Roc at 4:30 am

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see DETAILS for links and brief explanations after summary:
SUMMARY: Long message this time, to help you have a longer, healthier life. I inform my classes that knowing about good nutrition can add at least 10 years to your life. So I started early today to send you vital discoveries.
….FEATURE: 1) 2010 Nature article with recommendations […] Read more »

February AJCN, Exercise and Education

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American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Feb, 2012– A special welcome to my nutrition class updating articles on wikipedia. Read the Feb AJCN summaries after these 14 headlines. From Science 20 Jan 2012
1. Why exercise is close to the fountain of youth – Exercise has many benefits, but the mechanisms behind them remain murky. Because autophagy’s […] Read more »


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updated when new ones added each winter
This is the entrance page to supervised literature reviews done by Beloit College students. I suggest you use the find command to search by key words. You can also see them sorted by main subject here. Most were done in connection with a biochemistry/nutrition course, Chem127. Read the disclaimer for Nutrition […] Read more »


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In June-July 2004 Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Decline and Nutrition Newsletter – In a study of about 350 men, testosterone therapy to raise testosterone levels was not found helpful in men to reduce the […] Read more »

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