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

Archive for ‘February, 2010

J Nutrition Mar, 2010

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EVERYONE – 1. Everyone needs vitamin D supplements – High sun exposure is defined as ~90 min/d, ~35% body exposed. Even these people still need a vitamin D supplement.
2. Poor fetal nutrition contributes to adult chronic disease
3. Probiotics (yogurt) are helpful during pregnancy […] Read more »

Prize winning sites, Telomeres, and living to 1,000

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Science magazine is now selecting prize winning web sites that explain science clearly. The first prize winner is Learn.genetics. An essay that fascinated me explains telomeres in the context of aging and cancer, including the role of free radicals, causing oxidative stress, and glycation, causing wrinkles, both of which occur more slowly as we get […] Read more »

Vitamin D,Miracle drug?

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The New York Times of February 1, 2010, ran an article titled “Vitamin D: Miracle Drug: Is it science, or just talk?” The author writes, “But don’t start gobbling down vitamin D supplements just yet. The excitement about their health potential is still far ahead of the science. Although numerous studies have been promising, there […] Read more »

J Nutrition Feb, 2010

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BONUS: Watching 4 hours of TV per day for 7 increases risk of death from heart attack by 46%, 2 hours by 13%.
1. How much of antioxidants the average person eats – The importance of antioxidants in reducing risks of chronic diseases has been […] Read more »

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