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

Archive for ‘cognition

Reading notes for Oct 2014

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Lots of highlights from additional reading I have done in the past 2 months. See details below headlines. Teaberry trial coming soon – look for announcement in next few weeks.
I. Journal of the American Aging Association, October 2014 1. Exercise improves cognition 2.  Melatonin is anti-inflammatory 3. Reservatrol benefits the heart 4.  Curcumin improves your energy
II. From AARP Oct 2014 [...] 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 »

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 »

AJCN Aug 2013-Ready for school list of resolutions

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Proper nutrition is most effective and least costly path decrease diseases and obesity! Poor nutrition during pregnancy is a major public health problem in the United States and other countries. See these headlines with short explanations and links to research findings in Summaries after these headlines.
Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages! Drink green tea! Avoid fructose! Eat breakfast!   Eat a healthy diet!  Drink more water! Move [...] 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 »

Vitamin C Twice a Day Enhances Health

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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 with those you care about.
TITLE: Vitamin C Twice a Day Enhances Health
AUTHOR: Alfred “Roc” Ordman
AFFILIATION: Biochemistry Program, Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
CONTACT INFORMATION: Ordman@beloit.edu
KEY [...] Read more »

AJCN Feb, 2009

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SUMMARY -AJCN Feb, 2009 – The February American Journal of Clinical Nutrition-lots to digest! Read the full stories with links at http://www.beloit.edu/nutrition/ln/ln09febajcn.htm.
1. IS MATERNAL SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFICIAL? Papers presented at this symposium consider 3 specific nutrients: methyl donors folate and choline, iodine, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n–3), all nutrients for which there is new evidence [...] Read more »

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