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

Archive for ‘Weight Loss

August Reading Notes

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Here are answers to readers’ questions, and notes from other readings related to nutrition, aging, and brains. Read longer explanations here.
In July, I met with the Meydanis, former and current Director of the Tufts USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. From their newsletter: Healthy food intake increased in all countries globally, but not as much [...] Read more »

Dark chocolate for Valentine’s Day from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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There is so much evidence for benefit from eating dark chocolate. So much research supports its benefits, “the new vegetable” and so much more. It may contribute to weight loss, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, dilates arteries and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Happy Valentine’s Day. Roc

Good news for young and older

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Two stories I have to share quickly.  1) On NPR this morning, the main narrator is retiring today.  At 65 years old, he discussed with a friend who is 72, how they are going to adjust as they enter the last third of their lives.  So with about 32 years to go, they recognize 97 [...] Read more »

A Memorial Day Feast: Complete notes to the 2013 Linus Pauling Institute meetings

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Here are my complete unedited notes from the Linus Pauling Institute meetings in Corvallis, OR on 15-18 August.  I will post an edited version when I have time, but if you want to read all of the exciting details of where I find the best guidance for optimal health, this is a feast for Memorial [...] Read more »

May J Nutrition 2013 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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A special welcome to my new readers from the Linus Pauling meetings May 15-18. Look for meeting notes in the next newsletter.
HEADLINES OF ARTICLES THIS MONTH – see summaries below
1.  High protein intake required for weight loss - Eating 1.2 g of protein per kg body weight per day is necessary to maintain metabolic rate to [...] Read more »

Obesity, Mar 2012

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I am happy to share a wonderful link that takes just moments to peruse that graphically demonstrates the terrible consequences of obesity.
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM, Tony Shin <iamtonyshin@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Dr. Ordman, I came across your site while searching for blogs and posts around parents preventing obesity and wanted to reach out [...] Read more »

AJCN Oct, 2010

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS at www.nutritioninvestigator.org.
WEIGHT CONTROL – 7. Current USDA dietary guidelines do not prevent obesity – The new food pyramid is still ineffective.
1. Diet counseling and exercise aid correct gestational weight gain – Excessive weight gain may harm mother and [...] Read more »

AJCN May, 2010

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS at www.nutritioninvestigator.org.
EATING FOR HEALTH
1. Steamed foods are better fpr health than those cooked with high heat
2. Adding the right spices to meat before cooking reduces harmful products from cooking – Cloves, Cinnamon, Oregano, [...] Read more »

AJCN July, 2009

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The Atkin's Diet – What The Best Nutrition Science Journals Say – 2003-4

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The Atkin’s Diet – what the best nutrition science journals say – 2003-4 literature
AJCN 79:711(May, 2004)”Too much sugar, too much carbohydrate, or just too much?”
Since 1963, carbohydrate intake has increased by 126 [...] Read more »

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