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

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AJCN Feb 2015

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Please read longer summaries after these headlines.
Mature adults need 2g leucine after exercise to maintain muscles; Whole wheat consumption reduces inflammation; Aerated drinks increase gastric volume and reduce appetite; Excess weight gain when pregnant makes baby fat; Breastfeeding increases baby’s brain power;Visceral adiposity is negatively associated with bone density and muscle attenuation; Fish intake reduces risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [...] Read more »

AJCN July 2014

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Simple eating and exercise reminders for August. Headlines below, summaries and links below. I hope you read carefully the remarkable promise of daily blueberries and green tea to prevent osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Headlines: Excess carbs are harmful for children ; Low fat dairy products lower blood pressure in 3 weeks ;Eating slower reduces caloric intake ; Exercise, rather than weight loss, improves your brain and [...] 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 »

handful of nuts every day reduces yearly risk of death 20%

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For weight control and better health, research has long shown a handful of nuts every day is valuable.  A new major study confirms this.  It is so convenient to eat a handful of nuts every day – even easier than taking vitamin C 500mg twice a day.  Why not do both?
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/11/eating-nuts-reduces-risk-of-death/

Apr AJCN from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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DETAILS and links are after headlines:
HEADLINES: FOR EVERYONE: 1. Cocoa/dark chocolate raises HDL [good cholesterol]. 2. People in the lowest quintile of magnesium levels have 60% increased risk of fatal ischemic heart disease. Foods rich in magnesium include whole grains, legumes, nuts, and green leafy vegetables. 3. Sun exposure is insufficient. You must take at least 2,000 IU of [...] Read more »

June J Nutrition 2012

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Just back from 5 days of the American Aging Association meetings in Ft. Worth, TX. One exciting finding – 1 glass of red grape juice daily dramatically restores cogitive impairment in the “elderly” (over 55?).
THE JOURNAL of NUTRITION ARTICLES THIS MONTH – Summeries, see stories below:
1. Elderly (over 65) benefit from dietary supplements – Even [...] Read more »

AJCN August, 2011

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So much news this month. Here’s the sorted headlines. I urge you to read the New York Times article.
OBESITY: B. A recent article in the New York Times – Some tidbits – eating yogurt and nuts causes weight loss, exercise is essential, the most obese eat french fries, chips, sugared drinks, red and processed [...] Read more »

AJCN July, 2009

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AJCN July, 2009 – SUMMARY
This is another issue packed with wonderful reminders and revelations about the benefits of a healthy diet. To remember why so much is now being discovered, please review the omics revolution. Also please read [...] Read more »

J Nutrition July, 2009

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J Nutrition July, 2009 – SUMMARY – See SYNOPSES and links after summary.
Getting milk fat has benefits -
1. CLAs (in milk fat) reduce adipose tissue
2. CLAs reduce body fat
3. Lessons from the Bovine Genome – DNA sequence of cow helps explain the unifying nutritional functions of milk.
What to eat – 4. Folate [...] Read more »

disclaimer note and AJCN June, 2009

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PERSONAL COMMENT: I am honored that so many people around the world have asked to receive my summaries of the latest peer-reviewed nutrition research. Having studied nutrition for many decades, I recognize that my summaries often reflect my scientific prejudices. Please read the brief article about the likely benefit of vitamin C and E supplements [...] Read more »

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