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

Archive for ‘green tea

J Nutrition July, 2015

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Highlight-Get exercise, protein, perhaps citrulline and BCAAs to maintain muscles as you age ……For everyone:Evidence to support joining the Teaberry Trial - Supplementation with Quercetin (from blueberries) and epicatechin (from green tea) have cardio benefits and reduce inflammation – For information on joining our teaberry study, click here; 5 components (diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, smoking, social support [...] Read more »

Reading notes for Aug 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Here’s catchup on some other reading in the past few months.
1) Niagen - A reader asked about this supplement. It is a very expensive modified vitamin B6, which makes great claims. But this link shows what I found, indicating digestion makes it the same as a vitamin B supplement.

2) Prediabetes – A reader asked what to do if one [...] Read more »

Berries likely to increase our healthspan from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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SUMMARY: I am becoming involved in the long ongoing blueberry study, coordinated by Dr. Rolf Martin, which has helped make everyone aware of the tremendous health benefits of eating blueberries every day. There are several further benefits being investigated. 1) There is biochemical, whole animal and human cellular evidence that eating them will prevent osteoporosis; [...] Read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Drink more green tea from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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SUMMARY  An entire symposium shows overwhelming benefits and no risks to drinking tea – without milk! Green tea is especially packed with flavonoids that prevent osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, neurodegeneration, even weight gain. The flavonoids and related polyphenols account for ∼35% of the fresh weight of tea. Studies have shown that health increases for 1 [...] Read more »

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 »

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 »

American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Mar, 2012

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and active links at www.nutritioninvestigator.org. Sorry this is so long. Be conscious you are putting loving kindess into your body.
THE GOOD: 1. The best dietary choice is drinking green tea! 5 cups of green tea daily are even better than 4. 2. Eating dark chocolate or cocoa is great [...] Read more »

J Nutr, Jan 2012

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 -Read the summaries with links below. Here’s the headlines-very brief for holiday time:
1. Reduce inflammation and asthma with particular foods – Kaempferol from citrus fruits, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, apples, …2. Green tea suppresses inflammation 3. Total and Specific Polyphenol Intakes in Midlife Are Associated with Cognitive Function Measured 13 Years Later 4. Specific lignan,s in [...] Read more »

J Nutr Oct 2011 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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J Nutr Oct 2011 from Roc Nutrition Investigator
Thanks for the kind remarks so many of you send. I hope you are able to afford blueberries, strawberries, yogurt, and time enough for love. For links that work and full summaries please see below Key Ideas.
FEATURE: The New Yorker 10/3/2011 pg 44 – Personal Best – Surgeons, [...] 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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