Study under review: The Effect of the Paleolithic Diet vs. Healthy Diets on Glucose and Insulin Homeostasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
The authors of this study wanted to investigate the scientific literature and assess whether a Paleolithic diet offered any improvements over other diets commonly perceived as healthy for outcomes related to glucose and insulin homeostasis.
Other Articles in Issue #67 (May 2020)
Herbs for hypogonadism: Exploring the effects of fenugreek on testosterone
Fenugreek boosts testosterone a tad according to this meta-analysis, but there are many reasons not to take these results at face value.
Nulls: January-February 2020
Here's a quick rundown of some studies from earlier this year that didn't find clear effects!
Not just for making cakes: baking soda may improve exercise performance
Bicarb seems to boost muscular endurance a bit but may not affect strength.
Do different dieting strategies lead to loss of control after losing weight?
According to this recent trial, continuous energy restriction may have a very slight edge over intermittent energy restriction.
Deeper Dive: Evaluating the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet as a ‘holiday diet’ requiring no calorie restriction or exercise
How much of a benefit does switching sedentary people eating a typical Western diet to an equicaloric Mediterranean diet provide? This trial aimed to find out.
Safety Spotlight: The Dark Side of Broccoli
A recent meta-analysis highlights some concerns around how certain drugs can interact with cruciferous veggies.
Can polyphenols prevent our brains from slowing down?
This recent meta-analysis found a minimal effect on one measure of cognition, but there's much more room for more evidence.