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INTERVIEW: Suzanne Robotti, Founder of MedShadow
In this interview we chat with the founder of MedShadow, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide the information needed to weigh the risks and benefits of healthcare treatments.
Does plate size matter?
Previous research looking at whether shrinking one's plate actually shrinks one's food intake has been equivocal. This well-designed study sheds some stronger light on the issue.
Red flags in study design cast doubt on soy supplementation study results
Want to know some reasons why we don't usually cover studies looking at proprietary supplement blends? Then read on.
Supplementing spirulina for metabolic maladies
This meta-analysis synthesizes the latest evidence concerning spirulina's ability to make a dent in the metabolic syndrome.
Can vitamin D impact mortality?
This meta-analysis suggests that if it does, the effect size on all-cause mortality is pretty darn small. However, supplementation may reduce the risk of dying from cancer.
The surprisingly satiating effects of fasted cardio
Skipping breakfast before morning cardio cuts out some calories early in the day, but are those calories just consumed later on?
Vitamin D on the mind: can vitamin D help with Alzheimer's?
This randomized controlled trial suggests that supplementation has a surprisingly strong effect on aspects of cognition in people with mild Alzheimer's disease. But are the results a little too surprising?
ERD Mini: Is vitamin D supplementation useful for pregnant women?
We've previously covered evidence suggesting that pregnant women supplementing with vitamin D have a lower risk of giving birth to babies with low birthweight. This Cochrane review suggests vitamin D may have other benefits as well.
ERD Mini: The latest evidence on the nutritional interventions’ effects on cardiovascular health
How good is the evidence concerning different nutritional interventions' impact on cardiovascular endpoints? A recent umbrella review explored the issue.
Beyond brawn: can protein supplementation fuel aerobic improvement?
It's well known that protein supplementation pairs well with resistance training, but can casein outperform carbs when paired with cardio?
Vitamin D dosing downer: implications for bone density
More isn't always better when it comes to vitamin D preventing bone density loss.
Omega-3s for peripheral artery disease
Recent evidence suggests that high-dose pharmaceutical grade omega-3s can impact cardiovascular disease. How well does it work for PAD, though?
Does the feeding window matter for muscle mass?
Time-restricted feeding (TRF) may have a negative impact on muscle mass, at least in theory. This study put the question to the test by examining both TRF’s and HMB supplementation’s effects in resistance-training women.
Losing weight is more important than reducing saturated fat intake for improving atherogenic lipids
Cutting saturated fat or replacing it with polyunsaturated fat is one way to improve blood lipids. However, lipids in people with higher BMI don't budge as much compared to those with lower BMI.
Does essential amino acid supplementation cause insulin resistance?
Aging brings with it a loss in muscle mass, which can negatively impact insulin sensitivity. Amino acid supplementation can help maintain muscle mass, but some evidence also suggests it may promote insulin resistance. Are older adults stuck between a rock and a hard place?
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