Study under review: A randomized crossover trial on the effect of plant-based compared with animal-based meat on trimethylamine-N-oxide and cardiovascular disease risk factors in generally healthy adults: Study With Appetizing Plantfood-Meat Eating Alternative Trial (SWAP-MEAT)
What are the effects of replacing animal meat with a processed plant-based meat substitute (Beyond Meat) on health and cardiovascular risk factors?
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Other Articles in Issue #73 (November 2020)
NERD News: The gut microbiome probably plays a significant role in type 1 diabetes
Recent research provides substantial evidence that gut microbiota can play a big part in new-onset type 1 diabetes.
Deep Dive: Does beta-alanine improve training performance?
If there are any effects present, they're mostly small. But small effects can still be worthwhile for some competitive athletes.
Probiotics for celiac disease
The current evidence is promising but should be seen as preliminary and weak. A lot more research needs to be done to see which probiotics, if any, work well for celiac disease.
Nerd Nulls: September-October 2020
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Is honey an effective remedy for symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections?
This meta-analysis hints at a small-to-moderate effect, but the overall quality of the evidence ain't great.
Deep Dive: Does supplementing the sunshine vitamin impact colorectal cancer outcomes?
This meta-analysis suggests that supplementing vitamin D can improve cancer-specific outcomes in people with colorectal cancer.
Deep Dive: Reducing common vertigo with vitamin D and calcium
This large, long trial found a pretty strong effect of supplementation on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo recurrence. But there are some problems beneath the surface of these promising findings.