Study under review: The effect of saffron supplement on clinical outcomes and metabolic profiles in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
Does saffron supplementation affect the clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, or markers of inflammation and oxidative stress?
Other Articles in Issue #71 (September 2020)
The key to berry low blood pressure
Berry supplementation drops blood pressure by a small but clinically significant degree, with cranberry, barberry, and cherry juices having a more clear impact than other fruits and forms. But some types and forms of fruit (especially whole fruits) weren't well-represented in this meta-analysis.
D-ribose for diminishing DOMS
D-ribose drops DOMS, but doesn't pack a punch performance-wise.
Deep Dive: Does eating less fat make us less fat?
How much does dietary fat intake impact bodyweight in people not actively trying to lose weight? Here, we cover a recent meta-analysis that explored this question.
Nulls: July-August 2020
A round-up of some recent nutrition and supplementation studies that didn't find any clear effect.
Deep Dive: Investigating the complicated relationship between potassium supplementation and blood pressure
Potassium supplementation can lower blood pressure in moderate doses, but this novel meta-analysis suggests that too much could have the opposite effect.
Mini: Evidence-based recommendations for reducing Alzheimer’s disease risk
We boil down the main takeaways from a recent systematic review exploring what people can do to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Deep Dive: Does calorie restriction reduce blood pressure?
Cutting calories lowers blood pressure in people with obesity, but the effect wanes with time.