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

Archive for ‘BCAAs

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 »

J Nutr Nov 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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My blueberry/green tea clinical trial is in final testing stage. If your name is not on my list yet, please email ordman@beloit.edu, SUBJECT: trial info please.
Complete notes follow the headlines.
Response to reader inquiry: How to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease 1. Branched chain amino acid intake prolongs muscle protein synthesis – Take a 5g BCAA supplement after a […] Read more »

Extras from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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1. Hazards of eating red meat – December 2013- Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. “these results demonstrate that the gut microbiome can rapidly respond to altered diet”. Within two days, the types of microbes thriving in the gut shuffle around. And there are signs that some of these shifts might not be so […] Read more »

April Journal of Nutrition

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May your holidays help the world to be free and safe  –See summaries and links to published articles after these one sentence summaries
3. Eat berries 4. Eat capsaicin and protein – Energy intake restriction causes a yo-yo effect by decreasing energy expenditure (EE) and decreasing fullness.During dieting, protein and capsaicin promoted a negative fat balance and protein treatments also […] Read more »

Yogurt and Food Hormone Note

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Here are a couple of brief notes I want to share  :
I am delighted that Science magazine published an article Food as a Hormone, found at most libraries pg 919 of the Feb 22 issue. The clinical trial on weight loss I conducted and published, “Pilot Study for an age and gender-based nutrient […] Read more »

AGE meeting Ft. Worth June 1-4

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AGE meeting June, 2012 – Summary
AGE is perhaps the oldest research organization trying to determine the causes of human aging. While lifespan is increasing linearly over time, about 1 year longer every 3 years, health span is not doing so well, with Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, and more. MOST OF THESE CONDITIONS ARE […] Read more »

J Nutrition June, 2009 – SUMMARY – See SYNOPSES and links after summary.

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1. Another vitamin E supplement benefit
2. Celery parsley artichokes great with Apigenin – shows considerable promise as a chemopreventive agent
3. Folate essential during peri-conception
4. Diets to reduce or increase pre-eclampsia risk
5. No benefit to selenium supplements
6. BCAAs enhance skeletal muscle synthesis
7. Plant stanols lower triglycerides and LDL
8. Calculate your Mediterranean diet score
9. Many fertile […] Read more »

AJCN May, 2009

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AJCN May, 2009 – SUMMARY – Read details with links at http://www.beloit.edu/nutrition/ln/ln09mayajcn.htm
9. To reduce your risk for heart disease, polyunsaturated fats PUFA are best, then monounsaturates MUFA, worst is saturated fat
2. Fish oil lowers LDL and risk of heart disease. They also reduce ventricular arrhythmias.
4. Vitamin D reduces heart risk
11. Colorectal […] Read more »

J Nutrition February, 2009

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Just two key findings to share. When studied in rats, the amino acid arginine shifted metabolism to favor muscle gain rather than body fat. And after obese humans got exercise, fat loss was increased when people drank catechins, extracted from green tea.
1. Arginine shifts metabolism to muscle rather than fat gain […] Read more »

Review of Journal Nutrition (J Nutr) 12/2008

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1. How weight loss, exercise, and antioxidants prevent chronic disease
2. BCAAs promote muscle growth [and fat weight loss]
3. Excess vitamin B6 promotes colon cancer
4. Your genes influence what you eat
5. In addition to fish oil, Cod Fish Protein is beneficial
6. Folate deficiency associated with cognitive […] Read more »

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