Study under review: Liver Injury from Herbals and Dietary Supplements in the U.S. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network
About half of adults in the U.S. currently use supplements, up from around 35% in 1980. Many bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts use supplements for general health or for physical performance. Some of these supplements may be dangerous and lack appropriate warnings, especially given the huge variety of products available and the lack of rigorous research on many of them.
A recent study sought to assess the frequency and severity of liver damage associated with dietary supplements, especially those marketed to bodybuilders.
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.
Sweeteners on trial: High saccharin intake shifts gut microbiome impairing glucose disposal
Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.
Investigating mango as a functional food
Mango supplementation improves blood glucose in obese individuals.