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Issue #29 (March 2017)

Letter from the Editor

Articles in this issue

  • Should one gram per pound be the new RDA for bodybuilders? Open Access
    Protein requirements are actually a controversial topic, and one of the reasons is that study results are a bit mixed. This trial used a fairly new highly accurate method (IAAO) to estimate requirements for bodybuilders.
  • Magnesium for depression
    Depression isn't easy, and one of the reasons is that it can be quite difficult to treat. Magnesium holds some promise, especially given its lack of side effects, and this trial puts it to the test.
  • Does forcing breakfast provide any benefits?
    Some people just don’t feel like eating breakfast, and these people are often lectured to for neglecting their health. But if you make breakfastskippers eat breakfast, what happens to their weight and activity levels?
  • Interview: Jeff Nippard
    Jeff is a competitive natural bodybuilder, who also happens to know a ton about the science of nutrition and training. We pick his brain for some tips and perspective.
  • Exploring chia seeds for weight loss Open Access
    Oh no, another superfood fad! Not so fast. This six month trial put chia seeds to a rigorous test, looking for weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Can fasting for five days once per month improve your health?
    Fasting has shown health benefits in both humans and animals. But fasting is very, very hard for most people. So what about a diet that isn't quite fasting, but may have similar benefits?
  • Do probiotics and prebiotics reduce infections after surgery?
    Skin protects us from pathogens, making surgery is risky endeavor when it comes to infection. This meta-analysis looked at all the existing trials on probiotics (with or without prebiotics) for infection reduction
  • Interview: Joel Feren APD, AN & Andy De Santis RD, MPH
    Male dietitians are a rare breed. Joel and Andy give us some insight into the profession, along with their views on supplements.
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