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

AJCN, August, 2009

by Roc (click here for full post)

A deep breath is good nutrition, and helps you be conscious. Please see SYNOPSES and links after summary located at http://www.beloit.edu/nutrition/aln/0809ajcn.htm And if you have questions, please ask Roc at ordman@beloit.edu. To be removed from or add someone to get this nutrition summary, click here.

Hazards of 4 legged meat –
1. Four legged meat consumption increases risk of dementia
2. Protein intake decreases blood pressure

To reduce your blood pressure and bad cholesterol level –
3. Mediterranean diet lowers high blood pressure
See 2. above
4. Flaxseed lowers LDL

Obesity news –
5. Increasing water intake decreases snacking – Instead of inhibiting the intake of food in the test situation as was observed in the control subjects, the obese subjects actually ate more when they were given the same snack. But drinking water decreased snacking.
6. Smaller bites and longer chewing speed satiation
7. Exercise and weight loss reduce diabetes risk
8. Behaviour may outweigh genetics to prevent obesity
9. Exercise overcomes DNA to prevent obesity
10. Obese friends increase your obesity
11. Environment after birth causes obesity more than maternal obesity during pregnancy

To preserve your DNA –
12. Zinc necessary for healthy DNA

Still more discoveries –
13. Fish oil reduces inflammation
14. Vitamin C lowers heart disease risk
15. Important information for women with HIV having babies

As for consciousness, it is “the most profound mystery facing modern biology” – Richard Dawkins

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