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Pro-bono: protein for bone retention
When people say they want to lose weight, they usually mean losing the weight from fat. However, weight loss can also lead to bone loss. This study explored whether high-protein diets can help retain bone.
ERD Mini: Can exercising help alleviate primary dysmenorrhea?
We summarize the main take-aways from a recent Cochrane review exploring exercise's effects on primary dysmenorrhea.
Investigating dairy to improve insulin resistance
This meta-analysis suggests that dairy intake can help curb insulin resistance and shrink waistlines a little. But "dairy" is a pretty wide-ranging category...
Casting a wider net for marine oil’s cardiovascular benefits
We previously covered a major meta-analysis which found that marine-derived omega-3 supplementation didn't have clear cardiovascular benefits. However, three large trials have been released since then. Do they make a difference?
Investigating the effects of eating every other day on body composition and aging-related factors
The effects of alternate-day fasting haven't been well-explored in metabolically healthy people without obesity. This study aimed to help fill that gap.
Cutting through liver fat with citrus
Hesperidin, a compound found in the peels of citrus fruits, has shown promising results in rats for improving fatty liver. This trial put hesperidin to the test in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
ERD Mini: Nutrient supplements for mental disorders
We summarize key takeaways from a recent umbrella review that explored how useful nutrient supplementation is for a variety of mental health issues.
Rate of weight loss and body composition: does “slow and steady” win the race?
More severe energy restriction usually leads to higher amounts of weight loss, but it could also lead to a higher proportion of muscle or bone loss. This study explored the effects of the rate of weight loss in postmenopausal women.
Soy smart: Investigating cognitive benefits from isoflavones
Isoflavones could boost cognition in theory by both slowing diseases that impact cognition and by impacting certain areas of the brain rich in estrogen receptors. But how much of an impact do they actually make?
Spicing up depression: curcumin as an adjunct therapy
This meta-analysis found that curcumin has a huge impact when added to antidepressant therapy. There are a few reasons to interpret these results cautiously, though.
Getting salty over heat stress
How does salt intake impact the human body when exercising in a high heat, low humidity environment? This study explored the issue.
ERD Mini: The Arthritis Foundation’s recommendations concerning CBD for arthritis
We distill the main recommendations concerning CBD's use in arthritis from this patient advocacy group.
Beyond metformin: long-term lifestyle modifications seriously cut diabetes risk
Diet and exercise makes a major dent in the rate of type 2 diabetes development for people at risk.
Grazing is for cows, not for people with type 2 diabetes
Three meals a day, starting with a large breakfast, helps people with diabetes maintain better glycemic control compared to smaller meals throughout the day.
Is halving red and processed meat intake heart healthy?
While this study is highly exploratory, it suggests that red and processed meat could impact women's and men's cholesterol levels differently.
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