Articles in this issue
Herbs for hypogonadism: Exploring the effects of fenugreek on testosterone
Fenugreek boosts testosterone a tad according to this meta-analysis, but there are many reasons not to take these results at face value.
NERD Nulls: January-February 2020
Here's a quick rundown of some studies from earlier this year that didn't find clear effects!
Not just for making cakes: baking soda may improve exercise performance
Bicarb seems to boost muscular endurance a bit but may not affect strength.
Do different dieting strategies lead to loss of control after losing weight?
According to this recent trial, continuous energy restriction may have a very slight edge over intermittent energy restriction.
Digging into Paleo: Ancestral diets for glucose control
The early evidence isn't conclusive but looks promising. More evidence, especially from studies that strictly control for caloric intake, would be useful.
Deep Dive: Evaluating the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet as a ‘holiday diet’ requiring no calorie restriction or exercise
How much of a benefit does switching sedentary people eating a typical Western diet to an equicaloric Mediterranean diet provide? This trial aimed to find out.
Safety Spotlight: The Dark Side of Broccoli
A recent meta-analysis highlights some concerns around how certain drugs can interact with cruciferous veggies.
Can polyphenols prevent our brains from slowing down?
This recent meta-analysis found a minimal effect on one measure of cognition, but there's much more room for more evidence.
Wyatt Brown; Dylan T. Dahlquist, MSc, CSCS; Antonis Damianou, MSc; Brad Dieter, PhD; Rachel Hathcock, BSN, RN, CCRA; Nick Milazzo, MS(c); Katherine Pett, MS, RDN; Zad Rafi, BA; Brandon Roberts PhD, MS, CSCS; Lucas Roldos Saibene, BSc, MSc(c); Jill Ryer-Powder, PhD; Lucas Tafur, PhD
Gregory Lopez, MA, PharmD
Stephan Guyenet, PhD & Adel Moussa, PhD
Antonius Khengdro & Calla Lee