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Deep Dive: Does early exposure reduce food allergies in infants?
Most early exposure studies to date looked at the effects of early exposure to a single potential allergen. Here, we cover a secondary analysis of a study that used six potentially allergenic foods.
A higher protein diet for 48 hours can create a negative energy balance
Swapping carbs for protein may help people with obesity and prediabetes keep the weight off.
Interview: Matt Stranberg, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CSCS
Dietitian and exercise scientist Matt Stranberg covers the ins and outs of disordered eating and problematic physical activity in this detailed interview.
Interview: Eric Russell Helms and Gary John Slater
In this info-packed interview, we pick the brain of two fitness researchers who recently wrote a comprehensive review examining the optimal energy surplus needed for hypertrophy.
Pomegranate’s possible UV-B(enefits)
Pomegranate contains compounds that could help skin become more resistant to UV-B radiation. How well does it actually work, though?
Does some cinnamon each day keep the cardiologist away?
A bit of this spice can keep blood pressure nice… but not as nice as exercise or pharmaceuticals can.
NERD Mini: What’s soy good for?
Soy’s been examined for a lot of health outcomes. But what outcomes does the evidence best support?
Women and men appear to benefit equally from the ergogenic effects of coffee
There are some reasons to suspect that your sex can influence coffee's ergogenic effects. But whether this pans out in actual performance isn’t clear.
Evaluating the safety and efficacy of very low calorie ketogenic diets
Very low calorie keto diets have a theoretical leg up on non-keto diets because they’re supposed to suppress appetite more. But whether they actually lead to more weight loss than non-keto very low calorie diets is far from clear.
B vitamins on the brain: Do they improve mental health?
This meta-analysis found a small impact on stress in people without clinical mental health issues, but it also may have asked too broad of a question.
Does the menstrual cycle affect caffeine’s performance-enhancing properties?
There's reason to suspect that caffeine's aerobic-boosting effects could vary depending on menstrual cycle phase. This is the first trial to directly explore the issue by comparing caffeine's effects during three different menstrual cycle phases.
Can lavender take the edge off of anxiety?
Lavender seems to reduce non-clinical anxiety a bit according to this meta-analysis, but the evidence isn't all that strong.
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