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

Archive for ‘exercise

Special October Notes from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Here are many notes from recent months. Read details after the headlines
Headlines:
Everyone: 4. What one change would most improve the work-life balance for scientists? Required exercise 5. Weight loss boosters-some foods burn calories! a. Beans b. salmon. c. Nuts d. green tea 6. 3 cups of milk a day may be too many. 7. people [...] Read more »

J Nutrition Sep, 2013 and more

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Alert: The FDA is now tracking harmful side effects from drugs and other health products. Report side effects or complaints here please.
In praise of exercise: “It’s never to late to start exercising for brain health!” From Science 341:856 (23 Aug 2013) – Obesity has increased worldwide; Importantly, the mortality rate was lowered by increased physical activity [...] Read more »

Some of Roc’s nutrition reading notes

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Here are many highlights from referenced readings in the recent past. Numbers match the longer comments below at SUMMARIES.
GET EXERCISE
6. 23 minutes of treadmill exercise increases DHEA levels and decreases cortisol levels, both beneficial for health and longevity.  AGE
7. Chronic physical training increases blood oxidative damage but promotes health in elderly men. Age 01/2012
12. Exercise [...] 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 »

Nov J Nutrition 2012 Thanksgiving food for thought from Roc.

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Read the details after the brief summary, a light meal before the big one.
 1. Choose the real food. Processed food has much higher level of carbs, lower levels of PUFA, potassium, and vitamin D. 2. Get exercise. Exercise effects on bone mineral density in older adults. 3. Thanks to the Juvenon newsletter: Don’t skip meals [...] Read more »

February AJCN, Exercise and Education

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American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Feb, 2012- A special welcome to my nutrition class updating articles on wikipedia. Read the Feb AJCN summaries after these 14 headlines. From Science 20 Jan 2012
1. Why exercise is close to the fountain of youth – Exercise has many benefits, but the mechanisms behind them remain murky. Because autophagy’s [...] Read more »

Nutrition Investigator offers thanks

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I am thankful you are being conscious of what you put in your body in the coming year. Here’s some morsels to savour in anticipation of Thanksgiving in the States:
1. HAPPINESS is associated with longer life!!! People in better moods are 35% less likely to die in the next 5 years! From Understanding the Human [...] Read more »

Lifespan news

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The alert for today is to get exercise, consume polyunsaturated fats to control your weight, and follow the No Fours Diet! Here’s what I just read in a top science magazine, Science 333:549, 29 July 2011: A Pitched Battle Over Life Span. Vaupel states that life expectancies at birth will continue to rise at three [...] 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 »

AJCN December, 2009

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS . Sorry this is so long. Here is plenty to enhance your life during the holiday season.
EVERYONE
1. Study of 90,000 finds amount and type of fat intake unrelated to weight gain -We found no significant association between the [...] Read more »

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