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Mini: Exercise recommendations for people with different cardiovascular disease risk factors

There’s little question that exercise is generally useful for reducing the risk of CVD. But do different risk factors require different doses and forms of exercise? We summarize some experts’ consensus statements on the matter here.

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Other Articles in Issue #46 (August 2018)

  • Mini: Expert consensus statements on multivitamin and multimineral supplement use
    Nutritional experts came to a consensus on nine statements about multivitamin and multimineral supplement use. Take a peek at what they came up with.
  • Does overeating on a keto diet help build muscle?
    There’s been quite a bit of research on keto dieting’s effect on some disease states, but relatively little on its effect on body composition in strength training, especially when the diet’s hypercaloric. This research aimed to fill the gap.
  • Are diet drinks really a sweet deal?
    Diet drinks using low-energy sweeteners are supposed to help with weight loss. But some research has suggested that they could actually stimulate appetite and food intake. This study explores the issue.
  • DASHing toward lower blood pressure
    There are lots of diets out there that can lower blood pressure. This network meta-analysis looked at which ones work best.
  • Is melatonin useful for more than just sleep?
    There are lots of diets out there that can lower blood pressure. This network meta-analysis looked at which ones work best.
  • Do saturated fats fatten up your liver?
    Overfeeding can contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, but does the type of macronutrient that's consumed also play a role?
  • Got (chocolate) milk?
    Chocolate milk has a lot of things going for it that could make it a great exercise recovery beverage. While lots of small studies have examined whether it works, this is the first meta-analysis to attempt to synthesize the evidence.