Here are some interesting reads from the week of February 11.
- Larry Parnell, Jose Ordovas et al have a new paper on SIRT1 & CLOCK variants on resistance to weight loss: SIRT1 and CLOCK 3111T>C combined genotype … [Int J Obes (Lond). 2012] – PubMed – NCBI
- policy worked: Blood Levels of Trans Fats Are Declining in Americans – NYTimes.com
- space-nutrition? Vision Changes after Spaceflight Are Related to Alterations in Folate– and Vitamin B-12–Dependent One-Carbon Metabolism
- very interesting work but a lot still needed to get to an appropriate confidence in humans: Fasting might boost chem’s cancer-busting properties
- important editorial on the (lack of) solid evidence for some practices: Nutrition for Critically Ill Patients – — JAMA
- interesting pilot study on seasonal micro-nutrition: Periconceptional maternal micronutrient supplementation leads to widespread changes in the epigenome: a study of a unique resource in the Gambia
- Yoni commented on the (diet) soda/vascular event paper that I blogged on: Weighty Matters: Why that Diet Soda/Stroke Paper is Worthless and a Failure of Peer Review
- Excellent post by Scott Gavura: Science-Based Medicine » IgG Food Intolerance Tests: What does the science say?