Other Articles in Issue #71 (September 2020)
The key to berry low blood pressure
Berry supplementation drops blood pressure by a small but clinically significant degree, with cranberry, barberry, and cherry juices having a more clear impact than other fruits and forms. But some types and forms of fruit (especially whole fruits) weren't well-represented in this meta-analysis.
D-ribose for diminishing DOMS
D-ribose drops DOMS, but doesn't pack a punch performance-wise.
Deep Dive: Does eating less fat make us less fat?
How much does dietary fat intake impact bodyweight in people not actively trying to lose weight? Here, we cover a recent meta-analysis that explored this question.
NERD Nulls: July-August 2020
A round-up of some recent nutrition and supplementation studies that didn't find any clear effect.
Supplementing saffron for rheumatoid arthritis relief
The first human trial examining saffron's effects on rheumatoid arthritis is promising on its face but has some study design issues that leave us concerned.
Deep Dive: Investigating the complicated relationship between potassium supplementation and blood pressure
Potassium supplementation can lower blood pressure in moderate doses, but this novel meta-analysis suggests that too much could have the opposite effect.
Deep Dive: Does calorie restriction reduce blood pressure?
Cutting calories lowers blood pressure in people with obesity, but the effect wanes with time.