Study under review: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Long-Term (R)-α-Lipoic Acid Supplementation Promotes Weight Loss in Overweight or Obese Adults without Altering Baseline Elevated Plasma Triglyceride Concentrations
Does alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) supplementation lower elevated triglycerides, reduce bodyweight, or improve body composition, and markers of inflammation and oxidation in people with overweight or obesity?
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Other Articles in Issue #72 (October 2020)
NERD News: FDA allows certain cranberry products and dosages to claim that they reduce the frequency of recurrent UTIs in women.
The United States Food and Drug Administration is allowing qualified health claims for specific cranberry products. Emphasis on "qualified."
Chromium supplementation for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes
This meta-analysis suggests that chromium may help glycemic control, but the results weren't robust, leaving room for more high-quality evidence.
Deep Dive: Low glycemic index diets for PCOS. Do they work?
Preliminary evidence suggests that low glycemic index diets help with many aspects of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Still, it's hard to say how much of these effects are attributable to glycemic index alone.
Deep Dive: Low carb diets for type 2 diabetes: beneficial but difficult to maintain
Low carb diets can help people with diabetes lower average blood sugar and lose weight, but the benefits only stick around for the short term.
NERD Mini: Predicting the route of the regain train
Here, we give the lowdown on a secondary analysis of a clinical trial exploring what factors can predict regaining weight.
Deep Dive: Is there an optimal way to take omega-3s for improved cardiovascular outcomes in people at high risk?
Over 1 gram of EPA a day keeps cardiovascular problems at bay.
Recovering from osteoarthritis surgery: a joint effort between amino acid supplementation and exercise
Adding amino acid supplementation to mixed-mode exercise may improve pain and preserve muscle compared to exercise alone. More data would be useful, though.