Articles in this issue
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.
Low calorie sweeteners: friend or foe in bodyweight management?
Swapping sugar for sweeteners is somewhat slimming sometimes.
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.
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, Pharm.D.
Stephan Guyenet, PhD & Adel Moussa, PhD
Antonius Khengdro & Calla Lee