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

Archive for ‘March, 2009

Journal of Nutrition April 2009

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J Nutrition April, 2009 – SUMMARY – See SYNOPSES and links after summary.
ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH FISH OIL? 1. Towards Dietary Reference Intakes for Eicosapentaenoic and Docosahexaenoic Acids-consistent evidence from multiple research paradigms demonstrates a clear, inverse relation between EPA+DHA intake and risk of fatal (and possibly nonfatal) heart disease, providing evidence that supports a […] Read more »

AJCN March, 2009

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SUMMARY – It took more than usual to summarize all of the relevant nutrition news this month.
1. SYMPOSIUM: MATERNAL AND CHILD MENTAL HEALTH
Introduction – in some countries, rates of undernutrition approach 50%…Suggestive evidence for the role of nutrients in maternal and child mental health has come from the reviews of iron, zinc, and omega-3 […] Read more »

AJCN Feb, 2009

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SUMMARY –AJCN Feb, 2009 – The February American Journal of Clinical Nutrition-lots to digest! Read the full stories with links at http://www.beloit.edu/nutrition/ln/ln09febajcn.htm.
1. IS MATERNAL SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFICIAL? Papers presented at this symposium consider 3 specific nutrients: methyl donors folate and choline, iodine, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n–3), all nutrients for which there is new evidence […] Read more »

J Nutrition February, 2009

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Just two key findings to share. When studied in rats, the amino acid arginine shifted metabolism to favor muscle gain rather than body fat. And after obese humans got exercise, fat loss was increased when people drank catechins, extracted from green tea.
SYNOPSIS OF ARTICLES THIS MONTH
1. Arginine shifts metabolism to muscle rather than fat gain […] Read more »

J Nutrition March, 2009

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SUMMARY – See longer synopses and links after summary.
I. INFLAMMATION IS A LEADING CAUSE OF CHRONIC DISEASE
1. Cinnamon helps your liver health, especially if you drink liquor – Acute and chronic consumption of alcohol can cause increased intestinal permeability and bacterial overgrowth, recent studies have suggested that cinnamon extract may have antiinflammatory effects.
2. […] Read more »

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