Other Articles in Issue #78 (April 2021)
Mini: How much can the concept of “food addiction” explain overeating and obesity?
Is food addiction a useful concept? In this Mini, we quickly cover the main points of agreement and disagreement from a recent debate between two experts in the field.
Deeper Dive: Investigating the relationship between vitamin C, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease
Vitamin C supplementation seems to make a dent in blood pressure in people with diabetes. Its effect on glycemic control is less certain.
Dairy disappoints: No beneficial effects found for glucose management
Observational studies suggest that dairy may help with glycemic control. But this randomized controlled trial tells a different story.
Deeper Dive: The effects of melatonin on sleep quality in the context of various diseases
Melatonin works particularly well to improve sleep quality in people with metabolic and respiratory diseases, but the effect size isn't huge.
Comparing animal and plant protein in the context of resistance training
Are high-protein vegan diets any different from high-protein omnivorous diets when it comes to gains? This study aimed to find out.
Deeper Dive: Investigating intermittent fasting for protection against heart disease
Intermittent fasting could be heart-healthy, but more data is needed before saying for sure.
What’s better for improving inflammation: exercise or caloric restriction?
In people with overweight or obesity, combining exercise with caloric restriction leads has the biggest impact on inflammation, according to this recent meta-analysis.