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

Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

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 »

Berries likely to increase our healthspan from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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SUMMARY: I am becoming involved in the long ongoing blueberry study, coordinated by Dr. Rolf Martin, which has helped make everyone aware of the tremendous health benefits of eating blueberries every day. There are several further benefits being investigated. 1) There is biochemical, whole animal and human cellular evidence that eating them will prevent osteoporosis; […] Read more »

AJCN June 2014

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Headlines below, summaries follow. Coming soon – The remarkable promise of daily blueberries and green tea to prevent osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Headlines: The Good: 1. Vitamin C intake correlates with better hearing 2. Dairy fat reduces diabetes risk 3. Weight bearing exercise more important than nutrition for bone mass 4. Taking resveratrol is very helpful to people with diabetes
The Bad: 5. Skipping breakfast prevents […] Read more »

Jan J Nutrition 2013

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A bit late because of our house fire. Make your New Year even happier with good nutrition which includes exercise! And perhaps cheese and definitely breakfast. See details and active links after these headlines:
1. Animal models show benefit of supplemental vitamins C and E to reduce the risk of chronic disease and physiological aging 3. It remains unclear […] 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 »

Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

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 This was shared by a kind reader.  I have not verified the contents, but it’s a good reminder of the benefits of fruits and vegetables.


Protects your heart

Prevents constipation

Blocks diarrhea

Improves lung capacity

Cushions joints


Combats cancer

Controls blood pressure

Saves your eyesight

Shields against Alzheimer’s

Slows aging process

Artichokes […] Read more »

What Do We Really Know About Calories?

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I thought you would be interested in what legitimate research on nutrition looks like.  I’ll send a review of the symposium when it is published:

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 20, (San Diego) to attend “What Do We Really Know about Whole Foods Digestibility and Energy Values?“ This satellite symposium will explore approaches for more […] Read more »

AJCN August, 2011

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So much news this month. Here’s the sorted headlines. I urge you to read the New York Times article.
OBESITY: B. A recent article in the New York Times – Some tidbits – eating yogurt and nuts causes weight loss, exercise is essential, the most obese eat french fries, chips, sugared drinks, red and processed […] Read more »

AJCN June, 2011

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See longer synopses at DETAILS below. Here’s the SUMMARY:
FEATURED DISCOVERY: 1. Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) supplementation reduces stress-induced gastrointestinal dysfunction and days of cold or flu – In a study with students during exam week, it was found that GOS reduced diarrhea and colds caused by stress. GOS are found in chicory, all of the “onion […] Read more »

AJCN Nov, 2010

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There is so much in this issue. Please scan the many ways to maintain good health.
SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS.
GOOD NUTRITION FOR ALL 1. Mediterranean diet keeps people healthy – The Mediterranean diet has long been reported to be the optimal diet […] Read more »

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