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

Archive for ‘brain

Why we need sleep – Finally discovered the reason

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Sleep allows your brain to be washed – My interest in sleep research began in the 1980s, but it was not until October 11 and 18 this year that it has been found why it is necessary. Mental fatigue, poor decision-making, impaired learning, and a heightened risk of migraine and epileptic attacks ensue when we […] Read more »

J Nutrition Aug 2013

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HEADLINES – See summaries after headlines.
Unusual items this month!
HEADLINES OF ARTICLES THIS MONTH – Nutrition research priorities to increase healthy life span – high priority areas: 1) variability in individual responses to diet and foods; 2) healthy growth, development, and reproduction; 3) health maintenance; 4) medical management; 5) nutrition-related behaviors; and 6) food supply/environment.
Coffee and tea consumption lowers mortality during 11 years after age 68
Fish […] Read more »

Miscellaneous readings 2 from Roc, Nutrition investigator

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Here is another bunch of articles I have read recently that may interest you. I have put a phrase indicating the content of each so you can decide whether to search the longer summaries found below!
OVERALL 1) Eating a healthful diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy body weight, and avoiding tobacco are of utmost importance […] Read more »

Scientific American Mind Sept/Oct 2012 from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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School starts tomorrow! But here’s notes from Scientific American Mind. My primary research interests are human aging, and how the mind works. So here’s headlines. Longer summary is at http://chemistry.beloit.edu/Ordman/nutrition/aln/1208sciamind.htm
School starts tomorrow! But even so I am sending a special newsletter with notes on a new magazine I subscribe to, Scientific American Mind, which comes […] 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 »

AGE meeting details

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Notes from the American Aging Association Meeting of June, 2010
*Growth hormone causes aging.  Both IFG1 and GH signaling harmful to longevity. GH- and IFG- are like caloric restriction.
*What is aging? Metabolism causes damage, damage causes pathology. Aging is multifaceted – genes extend life 10x, environment 3x, stochastic events 20x. Key identified factors include ROS, telomeres, […] 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.
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 »

Vitamin C Twice a Day Enhances Health

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9/13/2018 – Published back in 2013, I just learned this article has been downloaded over 13,000 times. I hope it has helped a lot of people.
Below is my latest article that has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  This is a pre-print that I hope you will benefit from reading and sharing […] Read more »

J Nutrition Oct, 2009

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J Nutrition Oct, 2009 – SUMMARY –– See SYNOPSES and links after summary located at
Some things are very clear: 1. Whole grain and cereal intake helps keep a thinner waistline
2. A nutritious diverse diet prevents cognitive decline
3. Eating a meal with complete nutrition stimulates muscle growth
4. Yogurt soothes your bowels
5. Tart cherry juice is beneficial
6. […] Read more »

J Nutrition Sept, 2009 – SUMMARY

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See SYNOPSES and links after summary
Get plenty of red grapes, juice or wine (and blueberries, strawberries, and walnuts)
1.Symposium on Grapes – Eat lots of them often –
a. Resveratrol is a unique beneficial component of grapes.
b. for cardiovascular disease, the benefits of wine consumption appear to be greater than other alcoholic beverages.
c. with a […] Read more »

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