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Mini: Personalized weight loss diets for people with prediabetes

This secondary analysis of a clinical trial suggests that macros may matter when it comes to shedding pounds for people with prediabetes.

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Other Articles in Issue #51 (January 2019)

  • Vitamin K for vascular health
    How does vitamin K supplementation impact vascular calcification and stiffness? And does observational evidence suggest an association between vitamin K status and cardiovascular disease and death?
  • Mini: Do longer term, large doses of vitamin D have any adverse effects?
    As more people take vitamin D, doses can creep up, whether from daily supplementation or large, periodic bolus doses. This meta-analysis examined whether larger doses of vitamin D over longer periods of time have any adverse effects.
  • Omega-3s for better pregnancies
    While omega-3 supplementation has taken some dings against its efficacy for some conditions as of late, this Cochrane review found evidence that it can improve certain pregnancy outcomes.
  • Investigating intermittent fasting for body composition and overall health
    Intermittent fasting seems like a solid way to improve metabolic health outcomes like insulin sensitivity. But are these improvements accounted for by just the weight loss and caloric restriction alone?
  • Investigating curcumin for weight loss
    This meta-analysis found that curcumin supplementation can lead to small amounts of weight loss.
  • Magnesium intake modulates vitamin D status
    Nutrients can often interact in our bodies in complex ways. This study found that magnesium intake influences vitamin D levels in complex ways that depend on baseline vitamin D status.
  • Is it all just fishful thinking?
    We give the lowdown on the important VITAL trial, a large, long-term clinical study that examined vitamin D's and fish oil's effects on cancer and cardiovascular disease.