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

Archive for ‘diabetes

Roc’s reading notes for Feb, 2015

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I have been reading some exciting articles, and rearranging my website archives. See full comments on links below
Headlines: Roc’s index on human aging - how to slow the damage associated with aging; Roc’s index of my original research; Roc’s index of readings - These are articles I treasure, like How useful it is for old and young to produce music; Exercise probably [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Jan, 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Read summaries after these headlines: 9.3% of Americans have diabetes. A symposium to reduce your risk - Refined sugars and grains contribute to diabetes risk;Protein reduces diabetes risk; Low carb, higher fat diet reduces diabetes risk; Bigger muscles - Vegetables (PUFAs) provide bigger and stronger muscles; Arachidonic acid makes them smaller; Women over 65 need about 1g protein/kg body weight/day; Dietary fiber in [...] 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 »

A ton of extra notes worth sharing from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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With no classes to prepare, I can finally clear out all of the old notes that I felt were important to share. I shall try to organize brief key words below, but hope you have time to peruse the much longer details after key words.
1. Keep active frequently. Compelling data indicates that an hour at [...] Read more »

AJCN June 2014

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Headlines below, summaries follow. Coming soon – The remarkable promise of daily blueberries and green tea to prevent osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Headlines: The Good: 1. Vitamin C intake correlates with better hearing 2. Dairy fat reduces diabetes risk 3. Weight bearing exercise more important than nutrition for bone mass 4. Taking resveratrol is very helpful to people with diabetes
The Bad: 5. Skipping breakfast prevents [...] Read more »

an infographic called Life with Diabetes

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Hi Roc, I’m Dr. Mario Trucillo, Managing Editor of The American Recall Center. I’m reaching out in hopes to help raise awareness for National Diabetes Month. On my site we’ve put together an infographic called Life with Diabetes – a piece put together from the advice of diabetes bloggers around the globe.
Because there are more than 8 [...] Read more »

January AJCN

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DETAILS are after these summaries:
1. “Gluten free” still contains 20mg gluten/kg - 18 people per 10,000 are still sensitive at this level. 2. Does everything we eat cause cancer? No, but it seems that way. 3. Even research results in peer-reviewed journals of nutrition are often distorted - The fidelity of research findings between nutrients and cancer may have been compromised in [...] Read more »

American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Nov, 2012

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and active links further down this page.
1. Treatment of obesity BMI >40 or 100 pounds overweight. A reasonable target is 10% of baseline weight per person.
2. Sugar intake, esp. fructose, has risen from 20 pounds to 160 lbs/person/year.
3. Our data refute the existence of a healthy obese phenotype.
4. “Saving [...] Read more »

Niacinamide to prevent Type I diabetes?

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This is an email I received from a reader, Tom Petrie, that I think is worth sharing.  I have not had time to research it myself, but if I had or was at risk for type I diabetes, I would check it out and share it with my physician:
Niacinamide, B-3, a B-vitamin (but NOT nicotinic acid [...] 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 »

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