Other Articles in Issue #79 (May 2021)
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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.
Investigating the efficacy of protein supplementation for older people with and without resistance training
This randomized controlled trial found that protein supplementation needs to be paired with heavier resistance training to help keep older people's muscles healthy.
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.