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

Archive for ‘obesity

AJCN May 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Happy Summer from up north. I just saw/ate snake fruit, dragon fruit, jack fruit and more in Indonesia. Wow!
…Lower your diabetes risk Higher egg consumption lowers risk for diabetes; people who eat the most whole grains have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes; High fat dairy reduces diabetes risk; meat intake increases the risk. …Lower your […] Read more »

J Nutrition May, 2015

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A calorie how much heat food produces when burned in a calorimeter. It has little relevance to how it affects the human body! Sugar intake accelerates sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle). Food, like hormones, and far beyond simple nutrition, controls how your body functions – Figure 1 shows how nutrients control gene expression. 25(OH)Vitamin D3 increases breast muscle protein synthesis […] Read more »

AJCN Dec 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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In the past week I have spoken with people with high blood pressure and kidney stones. Reading these bimonthly headlines and searching my website may provide simple nutritional steps to reduce your suffering. Have heathy Holidays from Roc. Read summaries below the headlines.
HEADLINES: An apple a day could keep the doctor away (free abstract) A small apple every day reduces heart […] 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 »

Extras from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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1. Hazards of eating red meat – December 2013- Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. “these results demonstrate that the gut microbiome can rapidly respond to altered diet”. Within two days, the types of microbes thriving in the gut shuffle around. And there are signs that some of these shifts might not be so […] 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:
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 »

Notes on Obesity from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Obesity discoveries: Transforming fat to thin via consuming branched chain amino acids and getting the proper bacteria in your guts by poop transplant. Science 341:1041 The promise of poop-Fecal transplants offer hope for treating many diseases, including obesity and C. difficile infections which kill 14,000 yearly in the US. It may alleviate 15 diseases including Parkinson’s and […] Read more »

J Nutrition Oct, 2013

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Wishing you realization of the wonderful present moment! Please read the details below headlines.
Higher food prices threatens food security for people near poverty. [A previous report shows malnutrition also leads to more violent mental function.]
Enjoy your soy – Absolute plant sterol intake was inversely related to the risk of a first MI in […] Read more »

AJCN Oct 2013

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SUMMARY – See longer synopses after the headlines. Remember 500mg vitamin C twice a day has been shown to increase happiness and decrease stress. Be conscious you are putting joy into your body.
HEADLINES: Superfoods to reduce cardiovascular risk , especially in cocoa, tea, apples, red wine, and berries. A little four legged meat will not kill you – Red meat consumption […] Read more »

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 »

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