Study under review: Resveratrol supplementation does not augment performance adaptations or fibre-type–specific responses to high-intensity interval training in humans
Like many antioxidant compounds, resveratrol has been touted as a miracle cure ever since it was first characterized. Resveratrol in particular has been promoted based on evidence from animal studies that it can improve cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, longevity, and blood flow to the brain. Even better: resveratrol is found in red wine, as if it wasn’t already popular enough.
Unfortunately, the well-documented benefits of resveratrol in rodent models, have failed to be replicated in humans. Furthermore, some of the research in the resveratrol field has been called into question on the grounds of scientific misconduct.
Other Articles in Issue #02 (December 2014)
- Interview: Bojan Kostevski, MD
Diet: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Discussing the benefits of food (not just supplements) and diet on health, while examining our diet as a whole.
Of mice and guts (and exercise performance)
Effects of intestinal microbiota on exercise performance in mice.
Quantifying the effect of water intake on mood
Effect of changes in water intake on mood of high and lower water drinkers.
Don’t forget the cocoa
Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults. Research shows that chocolate provides a variety of health benefits — many related to cardiovascular health.
Effects of omega-3s on brain function from infancy to old age
Effect of n-3 PUFA supplementation on cognitive function throughout the lifespan from infancy to old age: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Gut bugs and fiber: A novel way to keep dyslipidemia at bay?
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prebiotics and synbiotics effects on glycaemia, insulin concentrations and lipid parameters in adult patients with overweight or obesity.
Vitamin C and E supplementation may hinder strength training
Vitamin C and E supplementation alters protein signalling after a strength training session, but not muscle growth during 10 weeks of training.
Whey and guar gum: unlikely heroes for people with diabetes
Effect of a lose dose whey/guar preload on glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes- a randomized controlled trial.
Interview: Shou-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D., Cancer Researcher
Shou-Ching is a molecular biologist and cancer researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and Director of BIDMC’s Multi-Gene Transcriptional Profiling Core.