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

AJCN August, 2011

by Roc (click here for full post)

So much news this month. Here’s the sorted headlines. I urge you to read the New York Times article.

OBESITY: B. A recent article in the New York Times – Some tidbits – eating yogurt and nuts causes weight loss, exercise is essential, the most obese eat french fries, chips, sugared drinks, red and processed meats.C. Managing the munchies – Fat in the mouth acts like smoking marijuana, so we truly are designed to be addicted to fat. 4. Short sleep duration causes weight gain3. You are likely to gain weight similarly to those who you eat with. 1. Variety on the menu promotes obesity. 2. Menstural cycle influences food intake 11. Maternal milk consumption is associated with greater fetal weight gain.

DISEASE:5. Red meat consumption is correlated with stroke – Go for the No Fours Diet! 8. High protein diets increase diabetes risk, high cereal fiber diets do not. 9. Low and moderate-sweetened beverages have harmful effects even on young men in 3 weeks. 10. 2,000 IU daily vitamin D reduces risk of diabetes 12. Higher omega-3 intake lowers diabetes risk 13. Fish and shellfish intake reduces diabetes, with no detrimental effects6. Dairy attenuates oxidative and inflammatory stress – Eating 3.5 daily servings – milk, yogurt, and whey food – reduce the two key causes of chronic disease 7. Many fats you eat and those you produce naturally from sugar cause coronary heart disease.

OTHER STUFF:
A. The USDA has replaced the food pyramid with a food plate. 14. Point of purchase nutrition information does not influence choices.

Bonus news:
A. The USDA has replaced the food pyramid with a food plate. Here download food guide history.

B. Here is a recent article in the New York Times “Still Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated” Very worth reading the entire 2 page story. Some tidbits – eating yogurt and nuts causes weight loss, exercise is essential, the most obese eat french fries, chips, sugared drinks, red and processed meats.

C. From Science, 22 July, pg387 – Managing the munchies – Fat in the mouth increased synthesis in the small intestine of the same neurotransmitters produced by marijuana, and that “high” passes directly to the brain. We truly are designed to be addicted to fat.

AJCN August, 2011 -DETAILS

1. Variety on the menu promotes obesity. Even tasty food gets boring.Long-term habituation was observed when the same food was presented at daily meals but not when presented once weekly for 5 wk.

2. Monthly cycle influences food intake – Food intake fluctuates throughout the menstrual cycle; it is greater during the early follicular and luteal phases than in the late follicular (periovulatory) phase. Ovarian steroids can influence brain areas that process food-related information.

3. You are likely to gain weight similarly to those who you eat with.

4. Short sleep duration causes weight gain – Our data show that a reduction in sleep increases energy and fat intakes, which may explain the associations observed between sleep and obesity.

5. Red meat consumption is correlated with stroke – Go for the No Fours Diet!

6. Dairy attenuates oxidative and inflammatory stress – Eating 3.5 daily servings – milk, yogurt, and whey food – reduce the two key causes of chronic disease

7. Except for PUFAs and omega-3s, fats you eat and those you produce naturally from sugar cause coronary heart disease.

8. High protein diets increase diabetes risk, high cereal fiber diets do not.

9. Low and moderate-sweetened beverages have harmful effects even on young men -The present data show potentially harmful effects of low to moderate consumption of SSBs on markers of cardiovascular risk such as LDL particles, fasting glucose, and hs-CRP within just 3 wk in healthy young men.

10. 2,000 IU daily vitamin D reduces risk of diabetes – In adults at risk of type 2 diabetes, short-term supplementation with cholecalciferol improved β cell function and had a marginal effect on attenuating the rise in Hb A1c.

11. Drinking more than 3 glasses of milk per day when pregnant causes larger birth weight. Maternal milk consumption is associated with greater fetal weight gain.

12. Higher omega-3 intake lowers diabetes risk

13. Fish and shellfish intake reduces diabetes, with no detrimental effects

14. Point of purchase nutrition information does not influence choices.

– Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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