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SUBJECT: Linus Pauling conference review - from Roc Nutrition Investigator

The latest LPI Newsletter has my photo in the front row at this summer's conference, that I reviewed here [http://chemistry.beloit.edu/Ordman/nutrition/aln13/1305lpi.htm]
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 an antimicrobial peptide in your body, as does turmeric. -in 3 papers!
Lipoic acid increases antioxidant levels, detoxifies heavy metals, and ameliorates inflammation.
Vitamin C reduces hypertension, improves endothelial function, and decreases chronic inflammation, a hallmark of chronic diseases. 200mg per day may be optimum (but that can only be obtained by a very selective diet - 500mg twice a day is easier and has been shown to do more.)
DHA attenuates inflammation, oxidative stress, and fibrosis. It reduces cardiac arrhythmia. Shorter omega-3s from flax seed does little to protect against heart disease.
Copper, like iron, is implicated in the inflammatory process. You need the daily value but not more.
Vitamin E does not accumulate in the liver to harmful levels.
Cruciferous vegetables reduce cancer risk by causing excretion of xenobiotics and toxins.
Tea, turmeric, cruciferious vegetables, garlic, soy, apples, resveratrol and onions affect gene expression to kill cancer cells. But cruciferous vegetables in high doses may interfere with pregnancy.
Black raspberries beneficial, perhaps like blueberries?

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