Other Articles in Issue #35 (September 2017)
Interview: Brad Dieter, PhD
In this interview, we pick Brad’s brain on a number of topics, including diabetic kidney disease, science writing, and the possibility of nominative determinism involving his last name!
Fish Oil Supplementation for Insulin Resistance: Nothing but a Fish Burp?
Fish oil has been studied a lot for numerous health claims, including improving insulin resistance. But quantity does not necessarily equal quality.
Can probiotics help with inflammatory bowel disease?
A older meta-analysis surprisingly found that probiotics do not have a clear effect on IBD. Since then, new research has come to light.
Can the Mediterranean Diet curtail inflammation in Type 2 diabetes?
Evidence suggests that the Mediterranean diet can be beneficial for people with diabetes. Those benefits may also extend to inflammation.
Can alpha-lipoic acid supplementation shed some pounds?
The evidence for alpha-lipoic acid's effect on weight loss is conflicting. This meta-analysis casts some light on the issue
A bit of caffeine may help the antidepressants go down
Antidepressants typically take a while to start working. Can caffeine help them kick in faster?
Stepping up weight loss: Can walking help dieters shed fat?
Walking doesn't do much for fat loss on its own. But there's reason to suspect it could boost the benefits of a caloric deficit.