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Adding protein to carbohydrates for better endurance performance
Supplementing protein and carbs boosts endurance more than carbs alone, but it may just come down to calories.
Shedding weight and fat with L-carnitine: fact or fiction?
L-carnitine supplementation seems to shed weight, but the effect size also slims down when examining only high-quality studies.
Use it or lose it — high protein or not!
High protein supplementation didn't help maintain muscle after three days of immobility. But "high protein" is a relative term...
Interview: Ray Dorsey, MD
Neurologist and author Ray Dorsey gives some tips regarding what can be done to reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease.
Interview: Joel Fuhrman, MD
We chat with Dr. Fuhrman about his latest book, Eat for Life, and the principles of the Nutritarian diet.
NERD News: Curtailing COVID-19’s gains at the gym
News out of Norway lightly suggests that taking some precautions can help gymgoers can work out safely. But there are also several reasons to interpret this study cautiously.
Deep Dive: The diet dilemma—should you follow your heart?
A new meta-analysis suggests that the best diets for weight loss and cardiovascular health are those you can stick with.
Deep Dive: Exercise and Acute Respiratory Infections
Aerobic exercise may reduce the impact of short-term respiratory infections, but better evidence is needed.
Deep Dive: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet and Blood Pressure
The DASH diet lowers blood pressure to roughly the same extent regardless of your baseline pressure. And every little bit helps.
Deep Dive: Workouts for NERDs—Boosting cognition through specific types of exercise
According to this meta-analysis, exercise can boost brain power, but some types seem to work better than others.
The relationship between vitamin C supplementation and exercise remains unclear
Vitamin C supplementation could reduce post-exercise inflammation and oxidative stress, which in turn could boost recovery. But more evidence is needed to say whether or not this is the case.
Low calorie sweeteners: friend or foe in bodyweight management?
Swapping sugar for sweeteners is somewhat slimming sometimes.
Coffee's effect on vascular health
This meta-analysis aimed to explore the experimental evidence for coffee's impact on vascular health. However, it may have missed its mark.
Measuring the effects of meal timing on post-meal glucose using high and low GI meals
Eating foods with a higher glycemic index earlier in the day may help with glycemic control...at least in otherwise healthy people.
Supplements for blood pressure: Is zinc an option?
According to this recent meta-analysis, zinc can indeed lower blood pressure, but its effects are tiny.
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