Other Articles in Issue #38 (December 2017)
Are BCAAs better than nothing? Sort of…
Branched-chain amino acids’ effects on delayed-onset muscle soreness have been studied in several trials. This is the first meta-analysis to pool these results.
When beetroot supplementation doesn’t involve nitrates
There’s evidence to suggest that the nitrates in beetroot juice can help improve performance. Are there other components in it that also have an effect?
The enduring mystery of caffeine’s ergogenic effects
Caffeine’s ability to boost exercise performance is well known. Exactly how it does so is a little less clear.
Can vitamin K reduce body fat accumulation in postmenopausal women?
The hormone osteocalcin regulates bone density and fat mass, and vitamin K is necessary for its activation. This suggests that supplementation could affect fat mass.
Boosting the flu shot with prebiotics and probiotics
The flu shot does not always lead to antibody production. Supplementing with prebiotics or probiotics may help.
Sensing caloric density: can we eat less if we eat more?
Can preloading with low energy density foods eaten slightly before a meal reduce overall food intake?