Other Articles in Issue #62 (December 2019)
Is halving red and processed meat intake heart healthy?
While this study is highly exploratory, it suggests that red and processed meat could impact women's and men's cholesterol levels differently.
Mini: Higher vitamin E levels may increase the risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks
Given oxidation's role in plaque development, antioxidants like vitamin E should be heart healthy in theory ... but theory doesn't always pan out.
Grazing is for cows, not for people with type 2 diabetes
Three meals a day, starting with a large breakfast, helps people with diabetes maintain better glycemic control compared to smaller meals throughout the day.
Beyond metformin: long-term lifestyle modifications seriously cut diabetes risk
Diet and exercise makes a major dent in the rate of type 2 diabetes development for people at risk.
Soy smart: Investigating cognitive benefits from isoflavones
Isoflavones could boost cognition in theory by both slowing diseases that impact cognition and by impacting certain areas of the brain rich in estrogen receptors. But how much of an impact do they actually make?
Getting salty over heat stress
How does salt intake impact the human body when exercising in a high heat, low humidity environment? This study explored the issue.
Spicing up depression: curcumin as an adjunct therapy
This meta-analysis found that curcumin has a huge impact when added to antidepressant therapy. There are a few reasons to interpret these results cautiously, though.