Study under review: Effects of gradual weight loss v. rapid weight loss on body composition and RMR: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study answered the question of how different rates of weight loss (e.g. rapid vs. slow) affect body composition and resting metabolic rate, given the same amount of weight loss.
Other Articles in Issue #70 (August 2020)
Deep Dive: Does trimming the saturated fat from your diet actually lower heart disease risk?
According to the latest Cochrane review exploring the matter: yes, especially when they're replaced with PUFAs.
NERD Mini: Chewing the (saturated) fat
Here are some takehomes from a recent debate exploring whether public health guidelines should push people to lower saturated fat intake as much as possible.
Green tea for weight loss: does it really work?
Betteridge's law of headlines doesn't hold here!
Deep Dive: What happens when you eat as much as possible?
Joey Chestnut may not have too much to worry about, but Nathan's should confirm these results by sponsoring a follow-up involving hot dogs, not pizza.
Safety Spotlight: Higher-dose vitamin D supplementation may weaken muscles in postmenopausal women
A 2018 study found that vitamin D supplementation weakened women's muscles. A recent follow-up explored why this may have happened.
Deep Dive: Subtle smarts from polyphenols for middle-aged adults
A recent meta-analysis suggests that polyphenols may impact some aspects of cognition in the short term. But that conclusion paints a picture with a really broad brush.
NERD Mini: How much do nutrition professionals use the glycemic index?
A recent survey explored how much U.S. nutrition professionals use the glycemic index to educate their clients and patients. We summarize some of the key findings here.
NERD Nulls: May-June 2020
The absence of evidence is sometimes evidence of absence!