Other Articles in Issue #70 (August 2020)
Deep Dive: Does trimming the saturated fat from your diet actually lower heart disease risk?
According to the latest Cochrane review exploring the matter: yes, especially when they're replaced with PUFAs.
Mini: Chewing the (saturated) fat
Here are some takehomes from a recent debate exploring whether public health guidelines should push people to lower saturated fat intake as much as possible.
Green tea for weight loss: does it really work?
Betteridge's law of headlines doesn't hold here!
Tortoise and the hare: Comparing the effects of weight loss speed
This meta-analysis found that gradual weight loss led to better body composition outcomes, at least in the short term.
Deep Dive: What happens when you eat as much as possible?
Joey Chestnut may not have too much to worry about, but Nathan's should confirm these results by sponsoring a follow-up involving hot dogs, not pizza.
Safety Spotlight: Higher-dose vitamin D supplementation may weaken muscles in postmenopausal women
A 2018 study found that vitamin D supplementation weakened women's muscles. A recent follow-up explored why this may have happened.
Deep Dive: Subtle smarts from polyphenols for middle-aged adults
A recent meta-analysis suggests that polyphenols may impact some aspects of cognition in the short term. But that conclusion paints a picture with a really broad brush.
Nulls: May-June 2020
The absence of evidence is sometimes evidence of absence!