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SUBJECT: Special Notes from Roc Nutrition Investigator
Here are many notes I have accumulated over the year that I feel are worth sharing:
1) Science 340: 1526 (28 June 2013) Though we lack free will, compatibilism allows moral responsibility.
2) Science 340: 1539 (28 June 2013) Research Offers Hope for More Effective Stroke Treatments - Up to 70% of strokes are preventable by fairly simple measures such as blood pressure control, improved diet and exercise. Consider taking 500 mg vitamin C twice a day which clinical trials in Japan found reduce stroke damage 50%.
3) Science 341: 44 (5 July 2013) The Long-Term Stability of the Human Gut Microbiota –Early gut colonizers, such as those acquired from our parents and siblings, have the potential to exert their physiologic, metaolic, and immunologic effects for most, and perhaps all, of our lives. Usually more than 96% of their genome content is identical among mother daughter and sister sister microbiomes.
4) Science 341: 43 (5 July 2013) The figure in this article shows how the cortical cells originate, including these cell types: neuroepithelial, radial glial, oRG, migrating neurons, astrocytes, mature neurons, and interneurons.
5) Science 341: 134 (12 July 2013) Prostate Cancer Takes Nerve – Inflammation associated with neurogenesis in the prostate is the main driver of prostate cancer. The findings of Magnon et al. “credential” the neoneurogenic process as a highly relevant therapeutic target for both the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. Note fish oil reduces inflammation.
6) Sleep duration, cardiovascular disease, and proinflammatory biomarkers [http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=13727] - Habitual sleep duration has been associated with cardiometabolic disease, via several mechanistic pathways. Long sleep duration is associated with a proinflammatory state, which could increase risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
7) How Does Fetal Environment Influence Later Health? Science 340:1160 (7 June 2013) All newborns are "an expression of the mother," and "The mother's body is the product of her lifetime nutrition," he says—and even her own mother's nutrition, too, because most or all of her eggs are formed before birth. There's broad agreement that the fetal world, the most rapid period of human growth and development, shapes one's risk of future disease. No matter what the stressor on the fetus, studies of people and animals suggest that the output is similar: a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. Hearts have fewer muscle cells. Kidneys have fewer nephrons for filtering urine. There's less skeletal muscle in limbs and fewer insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Then there are the myriad studies suggesting that pregnant women (or pregnant rodents) who suffer from common infections like the flu or a days-long fever are more likely to have offspring who develop autism or schizophrenia.
8) 8) EAT ENOUGH PROTEIN TO LOSE WEIGHT –
9) Laura Carstensen. a professor of psychology at Stanford University, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, the author of several books and recipient of numerous distinguished awards. The following five biggest myths about aging are based on her book, A Long Bright Future.
ANSWERS TO READER QUESTIONS
2. Investigate gymnema sylvestre tablets for diabetes--I use it instead of allopathic pills and it works!
5. Hi Roc! I hope you are doing well, I miss your positive energy! I wanted your opinion on fasting. Now there are many times of fasts now a days, there is water fasting, juice fasting, fruit fasting etc. The 3 I mentioned are the ones I am looking at the most thought. From a health perspective what comments, advice, or opinions do you have about these fasts?
I hope some of these comments are useful. -Nutrition Investigator, Roc