Other Articles in Issue #52 (February 2019)
Individual differences in cardio-metabolic response to caffeine may not predict its benefits on endurance performance
Caffeine doesn't benefit every athlete to the same extent. This study aimed to discover if the ergogenic effects of caffeine could be predicted by certain physiological responses to it.
Carnivores convert carnitine, but can vegetarians?
Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is associated with an increased disease risk. It's manufactured with the help of the gut microbiome from L-carnitine. Vegetarians make less TMAO from L-carnitine than omnivores do. The question is: why?
Can lemon balm help manage type 2 diabetes mellitus?
Lemon balm is a plant that may have antidiabetic and cardiovascular effects. This study explored how it impacts glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.
Do low carbohydrate diets increase cardiovascular risk?
This meta-analysis found that low carb diets bump up LDL-C levels slightly. What's less clear is how much this matters.
Does a post-workout high GI meal improve sleep and next day training performance?
This study aimed to explore how a high glycemic index meal after an evening training bout affects both sleep and performance.
The anti-inflammatory effect of a vegan versus American Heart Association-recommended diet in coronary artery disease
Inflammation plays a major role in cardiovascular disease. This study examined whether a vegan or AHA-recommended diet can make a bigger impact on a major inflammatory marker in people with coronary artery disease.
Interview: Shavawn M. Forester PhD, RDN
In this chat with the Chief Science Officer of The Nutrient Institute, we discuss science communication, her take on some popular nutrition topics, and more.