Other Articles in Issue #49 (November 2018)
Fasting: the fast-track to muscle loss?
The best way to restrict calories comes down to whatever works for each person. Some people prefer intermittent energy restriction (IER). New research suggests that it may come with at least one small downside, though.
Omega-3 PUFAs might help with anxiety, at least for some people
The first meta-analysis examining omega-3 PUFAs' effect on anxiety found a small, but significant, impact on anxiety overall.
Pacifying Montezuma’s Revenge
Do probiotics and prebiotics placate the poops?
Can collagen treat crow’s feet?
Animal and test tube research suggests that collagen supplementation could stimulate processes that can help skin keep looking young. Does this hold up in practice?
Interview: Sander Greenland MS, DrPH
Statistics and epidemiology luminary Sander Greenland discusses why nutrition research seems so contradictory, the pitfalls of magnitude-based inference, and more in this interview.
Can probiotics take the edge off anxiety?
Animal studies suggest that probiotics can have pretty significant anxiolytic effects. But clinical and animal studies don't always match up...
Does vitamin D actually help your bones?
This major meta-analysis takes a close look at whether vitamin D supplementation actually improves BMD and prevents fractures. The results are not too promising.