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

Archive for ‘February, 2014

Drinking even decaffeinated coffee has benefits

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Coffee, but not caffeine, has positive effects on cognition and psychomotor behavior in aging. Here is a video by the researcher:
Coffee is associated with reduced risk for diabetes – 8 cups help more than 4 which are better than 0. Coffee consumption appears to have beneficial effects on subclinical inflammation and HDL cholesterol.
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Dark chocolate for Valentine’s Day from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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There is so much evidence for benefit from eating dark chocolate. So much research supports its benefits, “the new vegetable” and so much more. It may contribute to weight loss, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, dilates arteries and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Happy Valentine’s Day. Roc

Hazard of red meat disputed

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In my recent post AJCN Feb 2014 at
http://www.nutritioninvestigator.org/?p=1290 for nutrition investigator.org and at http://chemistry.beloit.edu/Ordman/nutrition/aln14/1402ajcn.htm for my College nutrition site, I summarized “article 11. Red meat intake increases risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease“.  A reader who is Medical Liason for Endurance Products responded “#11 tenuous at best.  When adjusted for BMI associations mostly disappeared.”  I admit […] Read more »

AJCN Feb 2014

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Lots of new discoveries. Details below these headlines:
EVERYONE 1. Dietary phosphorus is very hazardous – High phosphorus intake is associated with increased mortality in a healthy US population. 11.Red meat intake increases risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease 4. Even decaffeinated coffee (4 cups daily) reduces fat accumulation in liver and muscles 12. Eating breakfast increases exercise levels 5. Five g of BCAAs like […] Read more »

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