Study under review: Effects of nonnutritive sweeteners on body weight and BMI in diverse clinical contexts: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
This meta-analysis was designed to determine the effects of low calorie sweeteners on bodyweight in different clinical scenarios.
Other Articles in Issue #68 (June 2020)
Supplements for blood pressure: Is zinc an option?
According to this recent meta-analysis, zinc can indeed lower blood pressure, but its effects are tiny.
Measuring the effects of meal timing on post-meal glucose using high and low GI meals
Eating foods with a higher glycemic index earlier in the day may help with glycemic control...at least in otherwise healthy people.
Deep Dive: Workouts for NERDs—Boosting cognition through specific types of exercise
According to this meta-analysis, exercise can boost brain power, but some types seem to work better than others.
NERD Nulls: March-April 2020
Our latest quick summary of nutrition studies that didn't find clear evidence of an effect!
The relationship between vitamin C supplementation and exercise remains unclear
Vitamin C supplementation could reduce post-exercise inflammation and oxidative stress, which in turn could boost recovery. But more evidence is needed to say whether or not this is the case.
Coffee's effect on vascular health
This meta-analysis aimed to explore the experimental evidence for coffee's impact on vascular health. However, it may have missed its mark.
Interview: Joel Fuhrman, MD
We chat with Dr. Fuhrman about his latest book, Eat for Life, and the principles of the Nutritarian diet.