Other Articles in Issue #57 (July 2019)
Good meat, bad meat, red meat, white meat
Red meat is linked to poor heart health in observational studies, but recent evidence suggests that this correlation isn't causal. Part of the story may come down to saturated fat content. This trial puts that theory to the test.
Can HMB help maintain muscle in people at risk for muscle loss?
People with serious diseases can lose muscle mass, which impacts their quality of life. This meta-analysis examined whether HMB can help people with illnesses keep some of their muscle mass.
Mini: Mo’ ingredients, mo’ problems
Multi-ingredient pre-workout supplements may be convenient, but they also have their downsides.
More guacamole, fewer chips: evaluating avocados and hunger
Different nutrients have different impacts on hunger. This study explored whether swapping carbs for avocado can impact measures of satiety.
Pumped up!? Can citrulline really improve athletic performance?
Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that could boost performance in theory. But does it do so in fact? Here, we review a recent meta-analysis examining this question.
Beyond connective tissue: investigating collagen supplementation for strength and muscle mass
Getting enough protein is an essential part of gaining muscle mass. However, not all protein's created equal. This RCT aimed to explore whether collagen supplementation can help bulk up.
Foods engineered to be cheap and tasty might make you eat more
There is a strong association between eating processed foods and gaining weight. This RCT took great pains to determine whether or not the link is actually causal.