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

Archive for ‘February, 2013

AN OPEN LETTER TO DR. ZORBA PASTER

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Zorba writes a medical column in my state newspaper. In this Sunday’s paper, his column was headlined “Vitamin C gets an F”, and he went on to condemn the use of vitamin C supplements, based on a JAMA report that people taking more than 1000 mg of vitamin C daily have an increased risk of […] 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 »

Wiki Topics 2013 from Roc

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Happy New Year. In my nutrition classes, I have students revising wikipedia pages to be more accurate and include current research reports. Here are their efforts the past year. If links do not work, go to;
http://chemistry.beloit.edu/Ordman/nutrition/aln/1302wiki.htm

Name

Wikigroup

Wiki paragraph title

Dion

1

mental health

Yunji

2

dietary fiber

Kyle

3

prenatal nutrition

Tess

2

gluten

Rick

5

melatonin

Sarah

1

depression

Brian

4

Diet and Cancer

Max

4

Diet and Cancer

Madison

5

vitamin D

Kady

5

grapeseed oil

Maddie

3

asthma

Laura

1

chocolate

Andreina

3

Breastfeeding

Emma

2

whole grain

Hailey

3

gestational weight gain

Lin

4

Calorie is not a calorie

 

Name
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500 mg of Vitamin C twice a day reduces damaging symptoms of stress

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Reading a great new book”The Emotional Life of Your Brain”, by Richie Davidson MD PhD, Director of the NIH Center for Meditation at UW Madison.
“Plasma fibrinogen is a molecule implicated in inflammation and coronary disease. Because its blood levels rise in stressful life circumstances, it is a general marker of inflammation and has been implicated […] Read more »

Feb J Nutrition 2013 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Laissez les bon temps roulez!
1. Whole milk intake is associated with prostate cancer deaths – Previous studies have associated higher milk intake with greater prostate cancer (PCa) incidence. The intake of total dairy products was associated with 12% increased PCa incidence >2.5 servings/d vs. ≤0.5 servings/d. Skim/low-fat milk intake was positively associated with risk of low-grade, early […] Read more »

AJCN Feb 2013

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Read the details with active links and more details below.
FEATURES: Article 14. Poor diet is a risk factor for depression – Poor diet increases the risk by 41% in women, and good diet reduces the risk of recurrence of depression by 65%. Article 13. High saturated fat intake reduces sperm count in young men. Our findings are of […] Read more »

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