Study under review: Mango supplementation improves blood glucose in obese individuals
Could something as simple as a mango really help combat the epidemic of type 2 diabetes? The study in question investigated freeze-dried mango to determine if its beneficial effects on body composition, blood glucose, and blood lipids in mice translate to obese humans. Obese adults are at a much increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Prevention efforts are difficult due to long-standing eating and activity patterns, thus the importance of research into easily-useable approaches to reducing blood sugar.
Other Articles in Issue #01 (November 2014)
- Ask the Researcher
Interview: Dr. Scott C Forbes, Ph.D, CSEP-CEP
Dr. Scott C Forbes is a professor of Human Kinetics at Okanagan College in Canada. He recently co-authored “Creatine timing on muscle mass and strength: Appetizer or Dessert?”. We thought we’d ask him a few questions.
The best weight-loss diet is the one you can stick to
Comparison of weight loss among named diet programs in overweight and obese adults (a meta-analysis).
The Shady Underbelly of “Evidence” Based Medicine
Op-ed discussing the importance of always digging into the people behind the research. Just because it's published, it doesn't make the information true.
Umami appetizers backed by science
Umami flavor enhances appetite but also increases satiety.
The issue of morning coffee and subsequent appetite
The effects of coffee and caffeine on appetite, gastric emptying and energy intake.
Dopamine signaling and overeating
Striatal dopamine D2-like receptor correlation patterns with human obesity and opportunistic eating behavior.
Another benefit of omega-3s: A better treatment for epileptic seizures
Fish oil (n-3 fatty acids) in drug resistant epilepsy: a randomized placebo-controlled crossover study.
New data on liver damage from bodybuilding supplements
Liver injury from herbals and dietary supplements in the U.S. drug-induced liver injury network.
Sweeteners on trial: High saccharin intake shifts gut microbiome impairing glucose disposal
Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.