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

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Science on Parenting

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Notes from a special issue of Science on Parenting:
15 August 2014 Science pages 743 – 759 available at most libraries.
Nature’s first functional food – Breast milk: It feeds helpful microbes, fights harmful ones, provides immunity, and jumpstarts a newborn’s life. Blood, urine, saliva, and spinal fluid are the most explored by scientists, until recently, when […] Read more »

AJCN Apr 2014 from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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1. FEATURED: High fiber content is critical to carbohydrate quality to reduce inflammation – Chronic low-grade inflammation is a likely intermediary between quality of carbohydrate and chronic disease risk. Chronic, low-grade inflammation is now considered to be intimately linked to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
2. Fat, fried foods, […] Read more »

J Nutr, Dec 2011

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Pregnant? 1. Infant formula is very deficient compared to breast milk.
Obvious but healthful reminders: 2. Replacing soda with water and desserts with fruit makes a tremendous difference to energy intake and disease risk. 3. Children weigh less and eat more vegetables if they eat […] Read more »

Vitamin D,Miracle drug?

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The New York Times of February 1, 2010, ran an article titled “Vitamin D: Miracle Drug: Is it science, or just talk?” The author writes, “But don’t start gobbling down vitamin D supplements just yet. The excitement about their health potential is still far ahead of the science. Although numerous studies have been promising, there […] Read more »

J Nutrition Sept, 2009 – SUMMARY

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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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