Articles in this issue
Will cardio hurt your strength gains? It depends on your training level!
This recent meta-analysis suggests that concurrent endurance and resistance training only hurts strength gains for more experienced athletes.
Fit and full: Exercise does not reliably affect appetite or calorie intake
According to this meta-analysis, exercise may boost caloric intake a tad, but not enough to matter.
Deeper Dive: What are the differences between people who lose an expected amount of weight on a restricted diet and people who don't?
This retrospective analysis explored two possible causes of less-than-expected weight loss during caloric restriction: impaired fat oxidation and changes in resting energy expenditure.
Nulls: March-April 2021
A quick run-through of recently published studies that didn't find evidence of an effect.
Safety Spotlight: Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can increase the risk of atrial fibrillation
Here's a quick rundown of a recent meta-analysis which explored whether EPA and DHA supplementation can increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. Currently, the answer appears to be "yes."
Deeper Dive: What is the best weight loss strategy for treating knee osteoarthritis?
Bariatric surgery helped the most, probably because it helped shed the most pounds.
Deeper Dive: How effective are behavioral methods for preventing weight gain?
Interventions that set specific, measurable goals worked better for preventing weight gain than those that allowed more leeway, but weight gain is hard to curb entirely.
Zest with zinc: Fighting fatigue with zinc supplementation for older adults
This trial examined whether zinc supplementation could put the pep back in older adults' step. While the results look promising, the fact that it wasn't blinded or placebo-controlled means more follow-up is needed.
Antonis Damianou, MSc; Brad Dieter, PhD; Nick Milazzo, MS(c); Thomas Reichhart, MSc; Brandon Roberts PhD, MS, CSCS; Lucas Roldos, BSc, MSc(c); Jill Ryer-Powder, PhD; Detrick Snyder, MPH, RDN; Lucas Tafur, PhD; Nattha Wannissorn, PhD, RNH, FDN-P
Gregory Lopez, MA, PharmD
Stephan Guyenet, PhD & Adel Moussa, PhD
Antonius Khengdro & Calla Lee