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

Archive for ‘protein

J Nutrition June, 2014

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Quick thoughts to remind you to be conscious of what you put in your body. Read details after headlines.
HEADLINES: Improved Dietary patterns: 1.Dietary pattern is key to long term health – The evidence base for dietary guidance has traditionally relied on research examining the relation between individual components of diet—nutrients, foods—and various health outcomes. Evidence is […] Read more »

AJCN Apr 2014 from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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See longer explanations with active links after headlines:
1. FEATURED: High fiber content is critical to carbohydrate quality to reduce inflammation – Chronic low-grade inflammation is a likely intermediary between quality of carbohydrate and chronic disease risk. Chronic, low-grade inflammation is now considered to be intimately linked to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
2. Fat, fried foods, […] Read more »

Have a sweet spring; Atkins diet is dead wrong

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Happy spring, enjoy something sweet! Atkins diet is dead wrong; eat a high carb low protein diet for longer life- and healthspan
From a recent Science issue, 7 March 2014 page 1068, vol 343, “A new theory about the foods that can extend life is taking shape, and it’s sure to be a controversial one. Two studies […] Read more »

Diet for longevity and healthspan

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A kind reader replied to my email with an article showing that for longevity, at least in a rodent study, a high protein diet is likely to be hazardous. Even caloric restriction using protein to diminish appetite resulted in a shorter lifespan. He wrote “thanks for your latest email looks interesting, there is a recently […] Read more »

Protein: how much and when: Answers for athletes and exercisers

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Finally good answers about the protein you need to maintain your muscles, especially for athletes and exercisers – Journal of Nutrition Nov 2013 Supplement: Efficacy and Safety of Protein Supplement Use by Military and Other Physically Active Populations
A. Consensus statement – To provide evidence-based guidance regarding the efficacy and safety of dietary protein supplement (PS) use by […] 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 »

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 »

How much protein can you safely eat for your diet?

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We are fortunate to have many distinguished nutrition researchers who read what I announce at Nutrition Investigator. Despite good intention and research, I make mistakes, and am deeply grateful for corrections, in this case from Australia. I had been asked how much protein was safe in a high protein diet, and gave the answer found […] Read more »

Response to reader questions – calcium and protein

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Respond to nut reader question about J Nutrition Nov 2011:
Dear Roc, Besides weight loss, garlic has the added advantage of keeping vampires at bay. Please tell me, is there such thing as too much protein? And where do we get calcium if not in milk?
1) Too much protein – In general, consuming more than 30% of […] 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.
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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