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Study under review: The effect of daily protein supplementation, with or without resistance training for 1 year, on muscle size, strength, and function in healthy older adults: A randomized controlled trial
Can protein supplementation, with or without resistance training for one year, increase muscle mass, strength, and function in healthy adults older than 65?
Other Articles in Issue #79 (May 2021)
Mini: Sports nutrition tips for active women
We provide some of the big-picture takeaways from a recent narrative review covering nutritional strategies for active women.
Nulls: January-February 2021
Get a quick rundown of recent studies that found no evidence for an effect in the latest installment of Nulls!
A modified keto diet may slow some declines associated with Alzheimer’s disease
This recent trial found that a keto diet helped people with mild Alzheimer's disease perform activities of daily living while improving their quality of life.
Deeper Dive: Cinnamon may improve biomarkers of metabolic diseases
This meta-analysis found cinnamon supplementation can improve lipid levels, blood pressure, glycemic control, and waist circumference in adults with metabolic diseases. While these results are promising, there are still quite a few open questions.
Deeper Dive: A spoonful of vinegar might make blood sugar go down
Acetic acid may help with glycemic control while lowering triglycerides, but the studies included in this meta-analysis had a high risk of bias.
Deeper Dive: Flavonoids may slightly speed up recovery from muscle-damaging exercise
According to this recent meta-analysis, flavonoid-containing polyphenolic supplements can slightly improve muscle soreness and strength after a single bout of heavy exercise.
Betaine supplementation: a double-edged sword for CVD markers
This meta-analysis suggested that betaine doses under 4 grams daily can lower homocysteine without necessarily raising LDL-C, but there's still a lot of uncertainty.