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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 »

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.
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Save and share for every pregnancy

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Nutrition Investigator recommends you print and save this to share with anyone you ever know who plans to get pregnant. – website with links at
In utero neonate programming: AJCNsup Dec, 2011 – Details [links may require subscription to AJCN]
Preface – Metabolism and nutrition before and during pregnancy and after birth exert lasting […] Read more »

Linus Pauling Meeting Notes Sept, 2011

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About the Linus Pauling Institute
Here is a summary of my notes from the Linus Pauling Meeting, held 12-16 September 2011.  The Linus Pauling Institute is a great source for nutrition information, http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/.  Their meeting every two years provides updates on the latest exciting nutrition research, featuring invited speakers from […] Read more »

AGE meeting details

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Notes from the American Aging Association Meeting of June, 2010
*Growth hormone causes aging.  Both IFG1 and GH signaling harmful to longevity. GH- and IFG- are like caloric restriction.
*What is aging? Metabolism causes damage, damage causes pathology. Aging is multifaceted – genes extend life 10x, environment 3x, stochastic events 20x. Key identified factors include ROS, telomeres, […] Read more »

Linus Pauling Meeting Notes

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