Other Articles in Issue #50 (December 2018)
For weight maintenance, is low-carb king?
According to the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity, refined carbs make more insulin which leads to more fat down the road. This study aimed to test this model.
Can omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy affect growth and development in children?
This secondary analysis of a large and long trial found some promising results.
Ashwagandha: can it improve strength and body composition in resistance-trained men?
This study aimed to find out if the herb ashwagandha pairs well with resistance training in men.
Mini: Which types of supplements lead the pack for serious adverse events in the U.S.?
Many supplements have some side effects, but there are a small handful that can cause more trouble than others. We summarize the findings of recent research taking a look at the worst offenders.
Too much of a good thing: folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation and cancer risk in the elderly
When researchers looked at how B12 and folic acid affect osteoporosis in the elderly, they didn't find a strong positive effect. They did, however, notice an uptick in cancer rate. This study took a deeper look at the matter.
Spirulina: A weight loss aid?
Spirulina and exercise are both thought to help shed some pounds. How do they work in combination?
Does caffeine actually help you lose weight?
Maybe, but the effects are modest and the results are confounded due to combining it with other supplements. Read on for the details from this recent meta-analysis