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

Archive for ‘pregnancy

J Nutrition Oct, 2015

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Recall last newsletter reported on Metformin as a potential lifespan extension drug.  I have added an essay about my reading about it here.  To read longer summaries of the headlines below, please read after these headlines.
GOOD…Dietary cocoa is an important source of flavonoids and is associated with favorable cardiovascular disease effects; Dietary whey and casein proteins decrease food intake [...] Read more »

AJCN June 2015 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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It requires difficult choices, which articles and how much to include in notes below. If you are at all interested in the details of any of these results, like how to have a successful high protein diet to lose weight, please read the summaries after these notes:
BAD: Saturated fat; Red meat consumption; added sugars in the diet like [...] Read more »

J Nutr Dec 2014 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The blueberry/green tea clinical trial is underway. The first volunteers are already providing measurements. To learn how to join, email ordman@beloit.edu  SUBJ: teaberry trial
To read details of the notes see below.
Fruit and veggie fiber reduces stroke risk up to 15% among 70,000 Swedes; DHA [fish oil] suppresses peanut and whey allergies; Vitamin D deficiency causes progression of [...] Read more »

Linus Pauling conference review – from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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The latest LPI Newsletter has my photo in the front row at this summer’s conference, that I reviewed here.
Headlines: Get 2g fish oil daily, 2,000IU vitamin D, 500mg twice a day vitamin C, whole grains and nuts, fiber, folate, resveratrol, soy, spices  turmeric, onion, horseradish, garlic, and rosemary.
Notes from LPI Researchers’ Publications:
Vitamin D causes synthesis of [...] Read more »

Notes for pregnancy from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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For mothers: Two cups of coffee a day doesn’t cause harm during pregnancy and breast feeding, but more may impair child’s memory. Trial with mice showed 41% fewer GABA neurons initially and memory and seizure problems later in life. Science 341:597….
May is the riskiest month to get pregnant. Kids born in the winter are prone to [...] 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 »

April Journal of Nutrition

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May your holidays help the world to be free and safe  -See summaries and links to published articles after these one sentence summaries
3. Eat berries 4. Eat capsaicin and protein - Energy intake restriction causes a yo-yo effect by decreasing energy expenditure (EE) and decreasing fullness.During dieting, protein and capsaicin promoted a negative fat balance and protein treatments also [...] 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 »

AJCN Jan, 2012 featuring your skeleton

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American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition JAN, 2012-Nutrition treats for a fabulous 2012
FIRST SNACK: 1. Thanks to Bruce Ames for folate increase – Folate fortification reduces neural tube defects 20-80%
FIRST MEAL: 2. Your skeleton is an endocrine organ! A growing body of evidence supports the role of the skeleton as an endocrine organ, which establishes a [...] Read more »

Save and share for every pregnancy

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Nutrition Investigator recommends you print and save this to share with anyone you ever know who plans to get pregnant. – website with links at
In utero neonate programming: AJCNsup Dec, 2011 – Details [links may require subscription to AJCN]
Preface – Metabolism and nutrition before and during pregnancy and after birth exert lasting [...] Read more »

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