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

Archive for the ‘For over age 65’ 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 »

AJCN Sept 2015

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Happy autumn! If you are interested in the details of these results, please read below these headlines.
HEADLINES:
EVERYONE
Skipping breakfast should be enough to reduce the rate of gain in weight. Consumption of whole-grain diets lowers LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol, but not HDL cholesterol. Diets with cheese and meat as primary sources of SFAs cause higher HDL cholesterol. Lean-seafood intake (vs. […] 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 Aug, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The signature below starts “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life.” Read longer explanations of the following headlines. Consume more olive oil; Long-term dietary change, but not dieting, reduces weight gain in young and old; Fish oil may not be so good for older women; Orange juice polyphenols help heavy adults; Vitamin D helps mature […] Read more »

AJCN Aug 2015

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Yoga, meditation, and exercise are great nutrition! See longer summaries of these headlines after the headlines.
Vitamin C reduces the risk of head and neck cancer, the seventh most-common type of cancer worldwide; Olive oil lowers the risk of diabetes; Eating sweet and starchy food increases the risk of depression; Phosphate intake (like soda pop) is […] 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 »

AJCN July 2015

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If you are interested in the details of any of these results, like how to slow your rate of cognitive decline by 50%, please read the summaries below.
Everyone: Switching from saturated fats to unsaturated oils benefitted blood pressure and lipid biomarkers ; Higher alcohol intake decreases coronary artery disease but not mortality; Beneficial vitamin K comes partly from gut microbiome – […] 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 »

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