Category Archives: Weekly Summaries

Weekend Update February 18, 2012

Here are some interesting reads from last week. cool work, nice post on it: Evolving Health: One Tomato at a Time: Feeding the World with Controlled Environment Agriculture a potential mechanism on why PUFAs are consistently found positive to cardiovascular health PUFAs acutely affect triacylglycerol-derived skeletal muscle fatty acid uptake and increase postprandial insulin sensitivity a meta-analysis finds a 20% crop yield gap between organic and conventional agriculture: GMO Pundit Good Read more [...]

Weekend Update February 11, 2012

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 - space-nutrition? Vision Changes after Spaceflight Are Related to Alterations in Folate– and Vitamin B-12–Dependent One-Carbon Metabolism very Read more [...]

Weekend Update February 4, 2012

Here are some interesting reads from the week of February 4th. hope to do a long post on the PCRM eventually, but this was annoying. NPR consulted an embassy for an alternative perspective to the PCRM claims about cheese on their billboards instead of the science. Poor journalism in my opinion Billboards Slather On The Guilt With Anti-Cheese Campaign : The Salt : NPR PLoS ONE: Mimicry of Food Intake: The Dynamic Interplay between Eating Companions Interesting about treating to cardiovascular Read more [...]

Weekend Update January 28, 2012

Playing catch-up on my weekly links: here are some interesting reads from the week of January 28th: people are irrational, part eleventy million There Are No Fetal Cells In Soda, But Fear Is A Real Threat To Biotech - Forbes Huge Study Finds Risk Factors Do In Fact Predict Risk more evidence in humans Brown Fat Burns Ordinary Fat, Study Finds PLoS ONE: Modulation of miRNA Expression by Dietary Polyphenols in apoE Deficient Mice: A New Mechanism of the Action of Polyphenols the 1500mg/day Read more [...]

Weekend Update January 21, 2012

Here are some interesting reads from last week. A large position paper: Pesticides and Health, myths vs. realities EDIT: See comments about the group who wrote this paper Another lab shows beetroot juice (dietary nitrate) benefits on endurance (cycling) performance Nitrate Supplementation's Impro... [Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI Emily Willingham published a great piece about the shoddy Atlantic article mentioned last week Genetically modified foods: Ari Laux's Read more [...]

Weekend Update January 14, 2012

Here are some interesting reads from last week. This nonsensical story caused a huge backlash last week- I linked to some telling comments after the article The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods - Ari LeVaux - Health - The Atlantic This was a great response The Biology Files: Why did The Atlantic publish this piece trying to link miRNAs and GMOs? I have read the paper too and agree with Emily's post. Monsanto even put out a comment: Paper on miRNA danger from food Read more [...]

Weekend Update January 7, 2012

Here are some interesting reads from a couple weeks ago. n3 PUFA suppresses TH17 cells in a mouse model of colitis, by the mechanism maybe it would benefit in celiac too? Th17 Cell Accumulation Is Decreased during Chronic Ex... [J Nutr. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI a 6-month RCT of several beverages showed that 1 liter of soda per day increased ectopic but not total fat mass increased Sucrose-sweetened beverages increase fat stor... [Am J Clin Nutr. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI Was wondering what Read more [...]

Weekend Update December 24, 2011

Another weekly links: People undergoing significant change in livers often pick unfamiliar foods Study Upends Comfort-Food Theory - US News and World Report HSPH brings up important issues of interpretation within evidence-based nutrition Nutrition Insurance Policy: A Daily Multivitamin - What Should I Eat? - The Nutrition Source - Harvard School of Public Health Understanding the Complexity of Homocysteine Lowering With Vitamins, December 21, 2011, Spence and Stampfer 306 (23): 2610 Read more [...]

Weekend Update December 10, 2011

Another weekly links from last month: Cochrane review supports childhood obesity prevention programs Interventions for preventing obesity in children - The Cochrane Library - Waters - Wiley Online Library Nice debunking from Scott Gavura: Vitamin B12 – The Energy Panacea? « Science-Based Pharmacy Official O'Keefe Lab blog & (other) cool stuff: Dietary Methyl Donors and Progression of Prostate Carcinogenesis... Completely agree with this: Labeling Of Biotech Foods Is Unnecessary Read more [...]