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

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First major trial of cheap medicine to extend our healthspan

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And the J Nutrition Sept, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator
Please read the longer summaries after these headlines
FIRST TRIAL TO SLOW AGING - Metformin could add more than 2 yrs to healthspan, saving $7.1 Trillion in the US over 50 years. SOY VS DAIRY Recent evidence suggests that the ingestion of the plant-based proteins in soy and wheat [...] Read more »

J Nutr Dec 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The blueberry/green tea clinical trial is underway. The first volunteers are already providing measurements. To learn how to join, email ordman@beloit.edu  SUBJ: teaberry trial
To read details of the notes see below.
Fruit and veggie fiber reduces stroke risk up to 15% among 70,000 Swedes; DHA [fish oil] suppresses peanut and whey allergies; Vitamin D deficiency causes progression of [...] Read more »

AJCN Sept 2014 from Roc Happy Labor Day

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Enjoy weekends and benefits to workers brought thanks to labor unions. See summaries and links to abstracts after alerts and reminders:
Alerts: Hazards of added sugars – Many articles- High fructose corn syrup produces excessive energy intake producing fatty liver damage; Soda consumption increases hip fracture risk 14%; Sweetened soda consumption increases rheumatoid arthritis risk 63%; Hazard of too many [...] Read more »

J Nutrition from Emeritus Roc May 2014

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I am busy transitioning from my teaching career. I shall catch up once life settles down a bit. Seventh grandchild, daughter getting married, planting a garden, digging irrigation system. What joy and exercise. I wish you great bliss every moment.
FEATURED: 1. Vitamin Kintake is inversely associated with mortality risk - Vitamin K has been related to cardiovascular [...] Read more »

AJCN Dec 2013 – No Fours Diet for 2014 from Roc

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No Fours Diet RESEARCH HEADLINES - See longer synopses with active links below headlines:
HEADLINES:
PREGNANCY: For healthy full-term infants, breast milk is an appropriate standard for virtually all nutrients; There is a substantial demand for choline during late pregnancy -  Food sources for choline; Maternal DHA (from fish oil) increases offsprings IQ
OBESITY: Sugar is major trigger to obesity; Post-natal high omega-3/low omega-6 diet reduces lifetime [...] 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 »

AJCN May 2013 from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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Happiness is precious for health. Classes are over for me until August! Read the details of April’s AJCN articles after these headlines:
PREVENT CANCER: 1. Guidelines to prevent risk of death from cancer - 6 recommendations for men [regarding body fatness, physical activity, foods and drinks that promote weight gain, plant foods, animal foods, and alcoholic drinks and [...] Read more »

Yogurt and Food Hormone Note

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Here are a couple of brief notes I want to share  :
FOOD AS A HORMONE
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 »

Fall Research Posters

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Two brief notes. First, a recent issue of Science (vol. 330, pg 1621 17 Dec 2010) stated that one of the top 10 discoveries of the past decade is that inflammation is a major cause of chronic diseases associated with aging. As Nutrition Investigator readers like you have known for many years, reducing stress, avoiding [...] Read more »

AGE meeting and LPI news notes

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Notes from the American Aging Association Meeting of June, 2010 and the Linus Pauling Institute Spring newsletter
American Aging Association Meeting of June, 2010- INFLAMMATION SUMMARY
70% of death is caused by infection/inflammation; 16-30% by traumatic sepsis; 1-10% by age alone. Human life expectancy has increased 2.5yrs each decade since 1850. 50% of 21st century births will live [...] Read more »

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