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SUBJECT: Advances in Nutrition Mar, 2017 from Roc Nutrition Investigator

It is noteworthy that the lowest level of protein intake reflected in the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) (10–35% of calories as protein)
 is higher than that of the RDA (0.8 g/kg).

Flavonoids show the potential to improve HDL function through their well-documented effects on cellular antioxidant status and inflammation. Strong experimental evidence confirms that HDL directly alleviates atherosclerosis. HDL particles display diverse atheroprotective functions in reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiapoptotic processes. In certain inflammatory disease states, however, HDL particles may become dysfunctional and proatherogenic.

A high fat diet during pregnancy or during 3 years after birth downregulates neurogenesis. The perinatal period is a window of heightened plasticity that lays the groundwork for future anatomic, physiologic, and behavioral outcomes. During this time, maternal diet plays a pivotal role in the maturation of vital organs and the establishment of neuronal connections. Diseases characterized by learning and memory impairments, such as autism, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer disease, are hypothesized to be attributed in part to environmental factors, and evidence suggests that the etiology of these conditions may date back to very early life. 

From Science 17 March
Circulating uridine, whose level is decreased by the liver and eating, and increased by adipose tissue and fasting, acts as a hunger signal. Page 1124
Aggregated proteins signal that cells are old and become non-functional, so eat your blueberries and green tea! Page 1126
Frontiers in cancer therapy - worth reading for those concerned about cancer! Pg 1143-67

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