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

Archive for ‘aging

Melatonin

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A reader recently sent me a nutrition newsletter she had received online.  She asked whether melatonin was safe as a supplement to take sometimes to help with sleeping  Here’s what the newsletter said:
Answer:  No!
Melatonin is a hormone made in the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. As we consume tryptophan in our food […] Read more »

Prize winning sites, Telomeres, and living to 1,000

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Science magazine is now selecting prize winning web sites that explain science clearly. The first prize winner is Learn.genetics. An essay that fascinated me explains telomeres in the context of aging and cancer, including the role of free radicals, causing oxidative stress, and glycation, causing wrinkles, both of which occur more slowly as we get […] Read more »

J Nutrition July, 2009

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J Nutrition July, 2009 – SUMMARY – See SYNOPSES and links after summary.
Getting milk fat has benefits –
1. CLAs (in milk fat) reduce adipose tissue
2. CLAs reduce body fat
3. Lessons from the Bovine Genome – DNA sequence of cow helps explain the unifying nutritional functions of milk.
What to eat – 4. Folate […] Read more »

American Aging Assn Meeting Notes 2009

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American Aging Association Notes   May 13-16, Phoenix, AZ, 2009
For more complete notes, go to this site:http://www.beloit.edu/nutrition/ln/ln09mayAGElong.htm
The American Aging Association (AGE) is the pre-eminent association of physicians and researchers devoted to understanding how aging occurs and how to reduce the painful effects often encountered as people age. I have been a member since 1990.
I. […] Read more »

Science notes May, 2009

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SUMMARY – These are some key discoveries described in Science magazine, which covers the headline discoveries in all fields of science. You can also find Science at most public libraries.
More evidence that happy thoughts are important to good nutrition of the mind – Analyses of brain activity reveal a link between social and physical pains […] Read more »

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) Nov 2008

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AJCN Nov, 2008 – The November American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has many useful ideas to consider during Thanksgiving. Below are the headlines.  The numbers show where the extracts are at my web site.  Each extract is linked to the actual online article that has all of the details. Ones like Can you keep it […] Read more »

Why thinking about sex may extend your life

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I usually just review nutrition research in the two top nutrition research journals, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Nutrition. Since being elected to the top nutrition research organization in the world, the American Society of Nutrition, the legitimate nutrition researchers are aware that we do an awful job of informing […] Read more »

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