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

Archive for ‘aging

J Nutrition July, 2015

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Highlight-Get exercise, protein, perhaps citrulline and BCAAs to maintain muscles as you age ……For everyone:Evidence to support joining the Teaberry Trial - Supplementation with Quercetin (from blueberries) and epicatechin (from green tea) have cardio benefits and reduce inflammation – For information on joining our teaberry study, click here; 5 components (diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, smoking, social support [...] Read more »

Roc’s reading notes for Feb, 2015

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I have been reading some exciting articles, and rearranging my website archives. See full comments on links below
Headlines: Roc’s index on human aging - how to slow the damage associated with aging; Roc’s index of my original research; Roc’s index of readings - These are articles I treasure, like How useful it is for old and young to produce music; Exercise probably [...] Read more »

AAJCN Supplement – Vegetarian Diet Benefits from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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Five years of research highlighting wonderful reasons to eat nuts, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables, for both health and our planet! My full summary covers 25 important issues, but worth the read after the headlines:
HEADLINES: 1. Preface - The 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, held every 5 years, was held in 2013. There has been a steady [...] Read more »

Diet for longevity and healthspan

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A kind reader replied to my email with an article showing that for longevity, at least in a rodent study, a high protein diet is likely to be hazardous. Even caloric restriction using protein to diminish appetite resulted in a shorter lifespan. He wrote “thanks for your latest email looks interesting, there is a recently [...] Read more »

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:
http://www.elderbranch.com/blog/benefits-of-coffee-on-cognition/
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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“Scams, tricks, and outright deception [...] Read more »

Human immortality by 2045?

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Sent from former student in my class, Harrison – If you are interested in a really long life, get good nutrition to stay healthy until this becomes possible:
This article, Human immortality could be possible by 2045, say Russian scientists, by Lauren O’Neil Posted: July 31, 2012 6:11 PM, brought to mind some of the discussions [...] Read more »

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 »

Jrnl Nutrition Oct 2010

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SUMMARY – MAIN NEWS – 1. Up to 90% of Americans fail to meet dietary guidelines – The majority did not meet recommendations for all of the nutrient-rich food groups, except total grains and meat and beans. Overconsumption of energy from solid fats, added sugars, and alcoholic beverages (“empty calories”) was ubiquitous. [...] Read more »

AJCN May, 2010

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS at www.nutritioninvestigator.org.
EATING FOR HEALTH
1. Steamed foods are better fpr health than those cooked with high heat
2. Adding the right spices to meat before cooking reduces harmful products from cooking – Cloves, Cinnamon, Oregano, [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Apr, 2010

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See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles at Nutrition investigator .
NUTRITION INVESTIGATOR INTERPRETATION – Half the US takes supplements. Even so, most need more vitamin D, antioxidants, and DHA, one of two essential fatty acids in fish oil. “Tens of millions of new Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementia [...] Read more »

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