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

Archive for ‘November, 2011

Nutrition Investigator offers thanks

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I am thankful you are being conscious of what you put in your body in the coming year. Here’s some morsels to savour in anticipation of Thanksgiving in the States:
1. HAPPINESS is associated with longer life!!! People in better moods are 35% less likely to die in the next 5 years! From Understanding the Human […] Read more »

How much protein can you safely eat for your diet?

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We are fortunate to have many distinguished nutrition researchers who read what I announce at Nutrition Investigator. Despite good intention and research, I make mistakes, and am deeply grateful for corrections, in this case from Australia. I had been asked how much protein was safe in a high protein diet, and gave the answer found […] Read more »

Response to reader questions – calcium and protein

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Respond to nut reader question about J Nutrition Nov 2011:
Dear Roc, Besides weight loss, garlic has the added advantage of keeping vampires at bay. Please tell me, is there such thing as too much protein? And where do we get calcium if not in milk?
1) Too much protein – In general, consuming more than 30% of […] Read more »

J Nutr, Nov 2011, melatonin, and happiness from Nutrition Investigator, Roc

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 Read the summaries with links to abstracts after the headlines. Here’s the headlines:
Nutrition Investigator comment: Since I began research into the cause of human aging around 1990, I have been a member of the American Aging Association. At an AGE conference years ago, I learned that taking melatonin supplements turns on many youthful genes that […] Read more »

AJCN Nov, 2011

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  Read the summaries after these headlines. Here are the headlines.

GOOD THINGS: 1. Get the D and Dairy – 1000 mg daily Calcium is helpful for prevention of weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (It’s worth going to the link for summary of this) 2. n−3 PUFAs are beneficial to fight cancer, recover from surgery, […] Read more »

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