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

Archive for the ‘Lifespan and aging’ Category

Special Science issue “Diet and Health” from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The 16 Nov Science is a prize, Special Issue “Diet and Health”! I have to share a few bits:
pg 736-Reprogrammed cells could tackle brain damage – in mice they can turn astrocytes into neurons to repair stroke damage, perhaps Parkinsons and Alzheimers
pg 765 Current controversies (NUTRITION Questions we do not know the answers to!): 1. […] Read more »

Nov 2018 Nutrition long notes from Roc

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See index of postings here.
 
Living to 200 and beyond.  (TY WIN & I24 News) Israeli biotech Cellect is developing stem cell technology that may extend individual human life far beyond what currently can be conceived.
 
The daily aspirin study should be interpreted with caution! – In a 5 yr study of 20,000 over 65 in the US and […] 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 »

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 July, 2015

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Highlight-Get exercise, protein, perhaps citrulline and BCAAs to maintain muscles as you age ……For everyone:Evidence to support joining the Teaberry Trial – Supplementation with Quercetin (from blueberries) and epicatechin (from green tea) have cardio benefits and reduce inflammation – For information on joining our teaberry study, click here; 5 components (diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, smoking, social support […] Read more »

How to slow cognitive decline

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Because of this article, I want to summarize the many findings for how to slow cognitive decline, “Mild cognitive impairment”, which leads to more serious decline. Here is the list I am aware of. Explanations are below.
INDIVIDUAL NUTRIENTS 
ω-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA.
vitamins B6 (pyridoxine), B9(folate), and B12(cyanocobalamin), Vitamin K Vitamin C (500mg BID) and […] Read more »

Roc’s reading notes for June, 2015

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Notes from Roc’s reading beyond AJCN and J. Nutrition, including Science, the Linus Pauling newsletter, and Scientific American Mind – 1) Catechins in berries and grapes have major health benefits -(consider joining our Teaberry Trial ) 2) Response to reader’s question: Olive oil helps with weight loss 3) Ways to rejuvenate (vs. ways to extend healthspan) 4) Transplanting healthy stem […] Read more »

Roc’s reading notes for Apr, 2015

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Here’s a baker’s dozen of my reading notes for April.
1) Scientific American Mind May/June issue:….Infection and stress can give you the blues. To reduce inflammation – more fish oil, vitamin D and SAMe, less meat and sugar, more exercise and sleep ….Exercise boosts brain health, work out after a study session to retain what you learn. ….Meditation […] Read more »

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