AARR Index

Above: I thought some of you might get a kick out of the original AARR logo above, which I scrapped in favor of the sexier black & red one.

_________________________________________________________________________ As most of you know, I write a monthly research review that simultaneously consumes and creates a large part of my being (details here). An ongoing objective of mine is to improve it continually & progressively. One of the recurrent requests I’ve received, especially lately, is a listing of the articles or a way to search for topics. I’ll be posting a tutorial on the protected member’s page shortly that will allow for more specific searches within the issues. But for now, the following should cover most people’s search needs. Computer-savvy folks, please bear with this tutorial which undoubtedly is basic knowledge to you, but has been an incredible time saver (life saver?) for more simple-minded folks like myself.

Ctrl +F is a simple way of finding any term or phrase on a given page. While holding down the Ctrl key, hit the F key. This will bring up a search field the looks something like this (mine pops up at the top right of the window): Now just type in the word (or exact phrase) you’re looking for, then hit Enter. You’ll be taken to the word highlighted within the text, and each successive stroke of the Enter key will take you to the next point where the word is mentioned. If the word isn’t on the page (or if you mispelled the word or phrase), a window will pop up looking like this: The references are listed (in most cases) in the following format: author(s), article title, link to source. Keep in mind that authors’ first names are initialed, so use last names in your author searches. With that out of the way, here’s the beast that is the AARR index, which I’ll update monthly. Sincere thanks goes out to the AARR subscribers for the suggestions & help on this, especially Steven Bubel.

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January 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Nutrient Timing, Part 1: Fat. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Smeets AJ, Westerterp-Plantenga. Acute effects on metabolism and appetite profile of one meal difference in the lower range of meal frequency. Br J Nutr. 2007 Dec 6:1-6. [Medline]
  • Strasser B, et al. Fat loss depends on energy deficit only, independently of the method for weight loss. Ann Nutr Metab. 2007;51(5):428-32. [Medline]
  • Carlson O, et al. Impact of reduced meal frequency without caloric restriction on glucose regulation in healthy, normal-weight middle-aged men and women. Metabolism. 2007 Dec;56(12):1729-34.[Medline]
  • Stephens BR, et al. Effect of timing of energy and carbohydrate replacement on post-exercise insulin action. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec;32(6):1139-47. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Roberts MD, et al. Effects of ingesting JavaFit Energy Extreme functional coffee on aerobic and anaerobic fitness markers in recreationally-active coffee consumers. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2007 Dec 8;4(1):25. [Medline]
  • Tang JE, et al. Minimal whey protein with carbohydrate stimulates muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise in trained young men. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec;32(6):1132-1138. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Kreider RB, et al. Effects of ingesting protein with various forms of carbohydrate following resistance-exercise on substrate availability and markers of anabolism, catabolism, and immunity. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2007 Nov 12;4(1):18 [Medline]
  • Koopman, et al. Coingestion of carbohydrate with protein does not further augment post-exercise muscle protein synthesis. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Sep;293(3):E833-42. [Medline]
  • LaCroix M, et al. Compared with casein or total milk protein, digestion of milk soluble proteins is too rapid to sustain the anabolic postprandial amino acid requirement. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Nov;84(5):1070-9. [Medline]
  • Paddon-Jones D, et al. Exogenous amino acids stimulate human muscle anabolism without interfering with the response to mixed meal ingestion. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Apr;288(4):E761-7 [Medline]
  • Van der Ploag, et al. Body composition changes in female bodybuilders during preparation for competition. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2001 Apr;55(4):268-77. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Rousell M. Build and burn: muscle building for the 21st century (my critique of the article). [AARR]

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February 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Nutrient timing, part 2: pre- & during-exercise carbohydrate & protein. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Green MS, et al. Carbohydrate-Protein Drinks Do Not Enhance Recovery From Exercise-Induced Muscle Injury.Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Feb;18(1):608-23. [IJSNEM]
  • Rowlands DS, et al. Effect of dietary protein content during recovery from high-intensity cycling on subsequent performance and markers of stress, inflammation, and muscle damage in well-trained men. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Feb;33(1): 39–51 [APNM]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Herda TJ, et al. Effects of a supplement designed to increase ATP levels on muscle strength, power output, and endurance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Jan 29;5(3) [JISSN]
  • Kawashima H, et al. One-year ad libitum consumption of diacylglycerol oil as part of a regular diet results in modest weight loss in comparison with consumption of a triacylglycerol control oil in overweight Japanese subjects. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jan;108(1):57-66. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Kern M, et al. Metabolic and performance effects of raisins versus sports gel as pre-exercise feedings in cyclists. J Strength Cond Res. 2007 Nov 1;21(4):1204-1207. [Medline]
  • Das SK, et al. Long-term effects of 2 energy-restricted diets differing in glycemic load on dietary adherence, body composition, and metabolism in CALERIE: a 1-y randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Apr;85(4):1023-30. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) provides a sure way to rebuild energy – fitness – life! (Part 1 of 2) [AARR]

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March 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Nutrient Timing, Part 3: Postxercise Carbohydrate & Protein. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Seip RL, et al. Physiogenomic comparison of human fat loss in response to diets restrictive of carbohydrate or fat. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2008 Feb 6;5(1):4. [Medline]
  • Stiegler P, et al. Moderate exercise, postprandial energy expenditure, and substrate use in varying meals in lean and obese men. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Feb;18(1):66-78. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • White JP, et al. Effect of carbohydrate-protein supplement timing on acute exercise-induced muscle damage. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Feb 19;5(1):5. [Medline]
  • Jager R, et al. The effects of creatine pyruvate and creatine citrate on performance during high intensity exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Feb 13;5(1):4.[Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Mourier A, et al. Combined effects of caloric restriction and branched-chain amino acid supplementation on body composition and exercise performance in elite wrestlers. Int J Sports Med. 1997 Jan;18(1):47-55. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) provides a sure way to rebuild energy – fitness – life! (Part 2 of 2) [AARR]

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April 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Strength training vs. endurance training: macro-effects on body composition. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • St-Onge MP, Bosarge A. Weight-loss diet that includes consumption of medium-chain triacylglycerol oil leads to a greater rate of weight and fat mass loss than does olive oil. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Mar;87(3):621-6. [Medline]
  • Lobb LR, et al. Perceptions of antiobesity medications among personal trainers. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Mar;22(2): 485-9. [JSCR]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Campbell C, et al. Carbohydrate-supplement form and exercise performance. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Apr;18(2):179-90. [Medline]
  • Frestedt JL, et al. A whey-protein supplement increases fat loss and spares lean muscle in obese subjects: a randomized human clinical study. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2008 Mar 27;5:8. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Kendrick IP, et al. The effects of 10 weeks of resistance training combined with beta-alanine supplementation on whole body strength, force production, muscular endurance and body composition. Amino Acids. 2008 May;34(4):547-54. [Medline]
  • Hill AM, et al. Combining fish-oil supplements with regular aerobic exercise improves body composition and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 May;85(5):1267-74. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. My philosophy on career success. [AARR]

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May 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. ‘Berried’ in hope: a scientific look at antioxidants and the implications of exotic fruit juice marketing. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Beelen M, et al. Protein coingestion stimulates muscle protein synthesis during resistance-type exercise. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul;295(1):E70-7. [Medline]
  • Sillanpää E, et al. Body composition and fitness during strength and/or endurance training in older men. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 May;40(5):950-8. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Lockwood CM, et al. Minimal nutrition intervention with high-protein/low-carbohydrate and low-fat, nutrient-dense food supplement improves body composition and exercise benefits in overweight adults: A randomized controlled trial. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2008 Apr 21;5:11. [Medline]
  • Hoffman JR, et al. Effect of a pre-exercise energy supplement on the acute hormonal response to resistance exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 May;22(3):874-82. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Hornyak M, et al. Magnesium therapy for periodic leg movements-related insomnia and restless legs syndrome: an open pilot study. Sleep. 1998 Aug 1;21(5):501-5. [Medline]
  • Johnston CS, et al. Ketogenic low-carbohydrate diets have no metabolic advantage over nonketogenic low-carbohydrate diets. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 May;83(5):1055-61. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS Aragon AA. Split decisions: meat-heads unite! [AARR] _________________________________________________________________________

June 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. What’s the deal with egg consumption and cardiovascular disease? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Arciero PJ, et al. Moderate protein intake improves total and regional body composition and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults. Metabolism. 2008 Jun;57(6):757-65. [Medline]
  • Alemany JA, et al. Effects of dietary protein content on IGF-I, testosterone, and body composition during eight days severe energy deficit and arduous physical activity. J Appl Physiol. 2008 May 1. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Chen YJ, et al. Effect of preexercise meals with different glycemic indices and loads on metabolic responses and endurance running. IJSNEM. 2008:(18):281-300. [IJSNEM]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Pedersen DJ, et al. High rates of muscle glycogen resynthesis after exhaustive exercise when carbohydrate is co-ingested with caffeine. J Appl Physiol. 2008 May 8. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Bryner RW, et al. Effects of resistance vs. aerobic training combined with an 800 calorie liquid diet on lean body mass and resting metabolic rate. J Am Coll Nutr. 1999 Apr;18(2):115-21. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS: PHYSIQUE COACHES

  • The wisdom of pro bodybuilder Lane Norton (interviewed by Alan Aragon). [AARR]
  • The wisdom of pro figure competitor Pauline Nordin (interviewed by Alan Aragon). [AARR]

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July 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Creatine has made its mark, and beta-alanine is scratching for a piece of the action. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Fujita S, et al. Essential amino acid and carbohydrate ingestion prior to resistance exercise does not enhance post-exercise muscle protein synthesis. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Davy BM, et al. Water consumption reduces energy intake at a breakfast meal in obese older adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jul;108(7):1236-9. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Keogh JB, Clifton P. The effect of meal replacements high in glycomacropeptide on weight loss and markers of cardiovascular disease risk. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jun;87(6):1602-5. [Medline]
  • Malaguti M, et al. High-protein-PUFA supplementation, red blood cell membranes, and plasma antioxidant activity in volleyball athletes. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Jun;18(3):301-12. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Oben JE, et al. The use of a Cissus quadrangularis/Irvingia gabonensis combination in the management of weight loss: a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Lipids Health Dis. 2008 Mar 31;7:12. [Medline]
  • Stephens FB, et al. Post-exercise ingestion of a unique, high molecular weight glucose polymer solution improves performance during a subsequent bout of cycling exercise. J Sports Sci. 2008 Jan 15;26(2):149-54. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Shugart C. Touch it. June 2008. [T-Nation] [My critique of the article] [AARR]

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August 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. High-fructose calories are still calories. [AARR]

GUEST SPEAKER

  • Hale J. Bottled water is healthier than tap water? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Shai I, et al. Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or low-fat diet. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 17;359(3):229-41. [Medline]
  • Jakicic JM, et al. Effect of exercise on 24-month weight loss maintenance in overweight women. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jul 28;168(14):1559-60. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Farnfield MM, et al. Plasma amino acid response after ingestion of different whey protein fractions. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2008 May 8:1-11. [Medline]
  • Hulmi JJ, et al. Acute and long-term effects of resistance exercise with or without protein ingestion on muscle hypertrophy and gene expression.Amino Acids. 2008 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Azevedo JL, et al. Lactate, fructose and glucose oxidation profiles in sports drinks and the effect on exercise performance. PLoS ONE. 2007 Sep 26;2(9):e927. [Medline]

ALMOST IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Reflective re-cap: 7 new things I learned since January. [AARR]

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September 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Is there an optimal repetition range for muscle hypertrophy? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Davis WJ, et al. Concurrent training enhances athletes’ strength, muscle endurance, and other measures. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Sep;22(5):1487-502. [Medline]
  • Lieberman, et al. A double-blind, placebo-controlled test of 2 d of calorie deprivation: effects on cognition, activity, sleep, and interstitial glucose concentrations. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Sep;88(13):667-76. [AJCN]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Portier H, et al. Effects of branched-chain amino acids supplementation on physiological and psychological performance during an offshore sailing race. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Aug 13. [Medline]
  • Barceló-Coblijn G, et al. Flaxseed oil and fish-oil capsule consumption alters human red blood cell n-3 fatty acid composition: a multiple-dosing trial comparing 2 sources of n-3 fatty acid. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Sep;88(3):801-9. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Elliot TA, et al. Milk ingestion stimulates net muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Apr;38(4):667-74. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Hidden blessings Part 1: What do Alwyn Cosgrove, Lyle McDonald, and gay porn have in common? [AARR]

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October 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. So much ado about insulin hindering fat loss, so little evidence. [AARR]

THE WISDOM OF…

  • Olympic speedskater Maria Garcia drops some insight for the hopefuls (interviewed by Alan Aragon). [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Kerksick C, et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: nutrient timing. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Oct 3;5(1):17. [Medline]
  • Rosenbaum M, et al.Long-term persistence of adaptive thermogenesis in subjects who have maintained a reduced body weight. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Oct;88(4):906-12. [AJCN]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Glaister M, et al. Caffeine supplementation and multiple sprint running performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct;40(10):1835-40. [Medline]
  • Wallis GA, et al. Postexercise Muscle Glycogen Synthesis with Combined Glucose and Fructose Ingestion. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct;40(10):1789-94. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Oben J, et al. An open label study to determine the effects of an oral proteolytic enzyme system on whey protein concentrate metabolism in healthy males. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Jul 24;5:10. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Hidden blessings Part 2: What do Alwyn Cosgrove, Lyle McDonald, and gay porn have in common? [AARR]

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November 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Culking, part 1: great expectations. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Lieberman HR, et al. Female marine recruit training: mood, body composition, and biochemical changes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Nov;40(11 Suppl):S671-6. [Medline]
  • Holm L, et al. Changes in muscle size and MHC composition in response to resistance exercise with heavy and light loading intensity. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov;105(5):1454-61. Epub 2008 Sep 11. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Stout JR, et al. The effect of beta-alanine supplementation on neuromuscular fatigue in elderly (55-92 Years): a double-blind randomized study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Nov 7;5(1):21. [Medline]

PHARMACOLOGY

  • Astrup A, et al. Effect of tesofensine on bodyweight loss, body composition, and quality of life in obese patients: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet. 2008 Oct 22 [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Golay A, et al. Similar weight loss with low-energy food combining or balanced diets. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2000 Apr;24(4):492-6. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Milk-bashing: a sport for the ignorant. [AARR]

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December 2008

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. An objective comparison of chocolate milk and Surge Recovery. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Howarth KR, et al. Co-ingestion of protein with carbohydrate during recovery from endurance exercise stimulates skeletal muscle protein synthesis in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Buresh R, et al. The effect of resistive exercise rest interval on hormonal response, strength, and hypertrophy with training. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Dec 9. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Hulston CJ, Jeukendrup AE. Substrate Metabolism and Exercise Performance with Caffeine and Carbohydrate Intake. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Dec;40(12):2096-104. [Medline]
  • Jitomir J, et al. The acute effects of the thermogenic supplement Meltdown on energy expenditure, fat oxidation, and hemodynamic responses in young, healthy males. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Dec 16;5(1):23. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Golay A, et al. Green tea extract only affects markers of oxidative status postprandially: lasting antioxidant effect of flavonoid-free diet. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2000 Apr;24(4):492-6. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA, Hale J. Is organic food ‘healthier’ than conventional food? [AARR]

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January 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Culking part 2: macronutrient manipulation. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Moore DR, et al. Ingested protein dose response of muscle and albumin protein synthesis after resistance exercise in young men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jan;89(1):161-8. [Medline]
  • Berardi JM, et al. Recovery from a cycling time trial is enhanced with carbohydrate-protein supplementation vs. isoenergetic carbohydrate supplementation. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Dec 24;5(1):24. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Lamprecht M, et al. Protein Modification Responds to Exercise Intensity and Antioxidant Supplementation. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Jan;41(1):155-63. [Medline]
  • Hoffman JR, et al. Examination of a pre-exercise, high energy supplement on exercise performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 Jan 6;6:2. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Keim NL, et al. Weight loss is greater with consumption of large morning meals and fat-free mass is preserved with large evening meals in women on a controlled weight reduction regimen. J Nutr. 1997 Jan;127(1):75-82. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

ERRATA

  • Corrections made in past issues.

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February 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Orthorexia nervosa: the perfect eating disorder for health nuts? [AARR]

THE WISDOM OF…

  • Interview with Dr. Larry Plotkin, Team Chiropractor for the University of Maryland, College Park. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Fergusson LM, et al. Effects of Caloric Restriction and Overnight Fasting on Cycling Endurance Performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Sacks FM, et al. Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 26;360(9): 859-73. [NEJM]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Spillane M, et al. The effects of creatine ethyl ester supplementation combined with heavy resistance training on body composition, muscle performance, and serum and muscle creatine levels. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 Feb 19;6(1):6. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Hursel R, et al., et al. Green tea catechin plus caffeine supplementation to a high-protein diet has no additional effect on body weight maintenance after weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Mar;89(3):822-30. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Arnal MA, et al. Protein feeding pattern does not affect protein retention in young women. J Nutr. 2000 Jul;130(7):1700-4. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. The art of war: a guide to online debating. [AARR]

ERRATUM

  • Correction in August 2008.

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March 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Training to failure. [AARR]

THE WISDOM OF…

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Layman DK. Dietary guidelines should reflect new understandings about adult protein needs. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2009, 6:12. [N & M]
  • White KM, et al. Changes in body composition with yogurt consumption during resistance training in women. Int J Sports Nutr Exerc Metab. 2009 Feb;19(1):18-33. [IJSNEM]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Denysschen CA, et al. Resistance training with soy vs. whey protein supplements in hyperlipidemic males. Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 Mar 11;6:8. [Medline]
  • Fahs CA, et al. Hemodynamic and Vascular Response to Resistance Exercise with l-Arginine. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Apr;41(4):773-9. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Cornier MA, et al. Insulin sensitivity determines the effectiveness of dietary macronutrient composition on weight loss in obese women. Obes Res. 2005 Apr;13(4):703-9. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

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April 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Artificial sweetener use: current controversies. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Stanhope KL, et al. Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans. J Clin Invest. 2009 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] [JCI]
  • Rowe, et al. Funding food science and nutrition research: financial conflicts and scientific integrity. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1285-91. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Van Thienen R, et al. Beta-alanine improves sprint performance in endurance cycling. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Apr;41(4):898-903. [Medline]
  • Jacobs PL, et al. Glycine propionyl-L-carnitine produces enhanced anaerobic work capacity with reduced lactate accumulation in resistance trained males. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 Apr 2;6(1):9. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Beedie CJ, et al. Positive and negative placebo effects resulting from the deceptive administration of an ergogenic aid. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2007 Jun;17(3):259-69., et al. J Nutr. 2000 Jul;130(7):1700-4. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. My favorite fitness fads, part 1. [AARR]

ERRATUM

  • Correction & update in March 2008.

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May 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Taubes versus science. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Kammer L, et al. Cereal and nonfat milk support muscle recovery following exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 May 14;6(1):11. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Sacks FM, et al. Dietary protein and calcium interact to influence calcium retention, a controlled feeding study. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 26;360(9): 859-73. [NEJM]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Kraemer WJ, et al. Effects of amino acids supplement on physiological adaptations to resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Koopman R, et al. Ingestion of a protein hydrolysate is accompanied by an accelerated in vivo digestion and absorption rate when compared with its intact protein. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jul;90(1):106-15. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Pollo A, et al. Response expectancies in placebo analgesia and their clinical relevance. Pain. 2001 Jul;93(1):77-84. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. My favorite fitness fads, part 2: slow down and smell the BS. [AARR]

ERRATA

  • Updates in November & January 2008

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June 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Desperately seeking a metabolic advantage. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Coffey G, et al. Consecutive bouts of diverse contractile activity alter acute responses in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Apr;106(4):1187-97. [Medline]
  • Lê KA, et al. Fructose overconsumption causes dyslipidemia and ectopic lipid deposition in healthy subjects with and without a family history of type 2 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jun;89(6):1760-5. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Nieman DC, et al. Effects of Quercetin and EGCG on Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Immunity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Jul;41(7):1467-75. [Medline]
  • Parnell JA, Reimer RA. Weight loss during oligofructose supplementation is associated with decreased ghrelin and increased peptide YY in overweight and obese adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jun;89(6):1751-9. Epub 2009 Apr 22. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Farshchi HR, et al. Beneficial metabolic effects of regular meal frequency on dietary thermogenesis, insulin sensitivity, and fasting lipid profiles in healthy obese women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jan;81(1):16-24. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Getting a little too excited about workout nutrition. [AARR]

FAST FOOD

  • Aragon AA. Some quick alternatives. [AARR]

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July 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Empty calories: sweet revenge? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Bahadori B, et al. A “mini-fast with exercise” protocol for fat loss. Med Hypotheses. 2009 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print]. [Medline]
  • Brochu M, et al. Resistance training does not contribute to improve the metabolic profile after a 6-month weight loss program in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Tang JE, et al. Ingestion of whey hydrolysate, casein, or soy protein isolate: effects on mixed muscle protein synthesis at rest and following resistance exercise in young men. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Walter AA, et al. Acute effects of a thermogenic nutritional supplement on cycling time to exhaustion and muscular strength in college-aged men. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 Jul 13;6:15 [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Burk A, et al. Time-divided ingestion pattern of casein-based protein supplement stimulates an increase in fat-free body mass during resistance training in young untrained men. Nutr Res. 2009 Jun;29(6):405-13. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Supplement marketing, on steroids. [AARR]

ERRATUM

  • Correction in January, 2009.

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August 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Towards an evidence-based fitness industry. [AARR]

GUEST PAPER DISSECTION

  • Nemet et al. Effect of local cold-pack application on systemic anabolic and inflammatory response to sprint-interval training: a prospective comparative trial. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Krieger JW. Single Versus Multiple Sets of Resistance Exercise: A Meta-Regression [plus author Q&A]. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Symons TB, et al. A moderate serving of high-quality protein maximally stimulates skeletal muscle protein synthesis in young and elderly subjects. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Sep;109(9):1582-6. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Deglaire A, et al. Hydrolyzed dietary casein as compared with the intact protein reduces postprandial peripheral, but not whole-body, uptake of nitrogen in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Sands AL, et al. Consumption of the slow-digesting waxy maize starch leads to blunted plasma glucose and insulin response but does not influence energy expenditure or appetite in humans. Nutr Res. 2009 Jun;29(6):383-90. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Physique transformation through hell & high water with Adam Bornstein. [AARR]

PARTING WISDOM

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September 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Krieger JW. H.I.T. or miss? A critical review of Carpinelli and Otto’s critical reviews. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Veldhorst MA, et al. Gluconeogenesis and energy expenditure after a high-protein, carbohydrate-free diet. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Sep;90(3):519-26. [Medline]
  • King NA, et al. Dual-process action of exercise on appetite control: increase in orexigenic drive but improvement in meal-induced satiety. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct;90(4):921-7. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Deglaire A, et al. Antioxidants do not prevent postexercise peroxidation and may delay muscle recovery. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Sands AL, et al. Relation between plasma lactate concentration and fat oxidation rates over a wide range of exercise intensities. Nutr Res. 2009 Jun;29(6):383-90. [Medline]
  • Melanson EL, et al. Resistance and aerobic exercise have similar effects on 24-h nutrient oxidation. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002 Nov;34(11):1793-800. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. If it’s good enough for Lance: a look at the claims and facts behind FRS. [AARR]

ERRATUM & UPDATE

  • Correction in March 2008, update in September 2008.

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October 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Adaptive thermogenesis, A.K.A. starvation mode: the downfall of dieting? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Varady KA, et al. Short-term modified alternate-day fasting: a novel dietary strategy for weight loss and cardioprotection in obese adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Nov;90(5):1138-43. [Medline]
  • Soeters MR, et al. Intermittent fasting does not affect whole-body glucose, lipid, or protein metabolism. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Nov;90(5):1244-51. [Medline]
  • Swinburn B, et al. Increased food energy supply is more than sufficient to explain the US epidemic of obesity.Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Buford TW, et al. Protease supplementation improves muscle function after eccentric exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Buckley JD, et al. Supplementation with a whey protein hydrolysate enhances recovery of muscle force-generating capacity following eccentric exercise. J Sci Med Sport. 2008 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS: SPECIAL INVESTIGATION

  • Mochrie C, Capulet I. The questionable research practices of Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky. [AARR]

ELEVATING THE GAME

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November 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. ANACONDA. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Cermak NM, et al. Muscle metabolism during exercise with carbohydrate or protein-carbohydrate ingestion. Am Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Dec;41(12):2158-64. [Medline]
  • King NA, et al. When energy balance is maintained, exercise does not induce negative fat balance in lean sedentary, obese sedentary, or lean endurance-trained individuals. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct;90(4):921-7. [Medline]
  • Cameron JD, et al. Increased meal frequency does not promote greater weight loss in subjects who were prescribed an 8-week equi-energetic energy-restricted diet. Br J Nutr. 2009 Nov 30:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Deglaire A, et al. Vitamin D association with estradiol and progesterone in young women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline] (Guest analysis by Cassandra Forsythe).
  • Graef JL, et al. The effects of four weeks of creatine supplementation and high-intensity interval training on cardiorespiratory fitness: a randomized controlled trial. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 Nov 12;6:18. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Wilborn CD, et al. Effects of Zinc Magnesium Aspartate (ZMA) Supplementation on Training Adaptations and Markers of Anabolism and Catabolism. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2004 Dec 31;1(2):12-20. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Mochrie C, Capulet I. Checkin’ in with Jerrold. [AARR]
  • Aragon AA. Certified comedy, Crossfit style. [AARR]

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December 2009

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. An objective look at the paleo diet. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Hamzah S, et al. The effect of glycaemic index of high carbohydrate diets consumed over 5 days on exercise energy metabolism and running capacity in males. J Sports Sci. 2009 Dec 3:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Bweir S, et al. Resistance exercise training lowers HbA1c more than aerobic training in adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetol Metab Syndr.;1(1):27. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Robbins DW, et al. Effects of agonist-antagonist complex resistance training on upper body strength and power development. J Sports Sci. 2009 Dec 3:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Kalafati M, et al. Ergogenic and Antioxidant Effects of Spirulina Supplementation in Humans. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Jan;42(1):142-51. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Deldicque L, et al. Increased p70 phosphorylation during intake of a protein–carbohydrate drink following resistance exercise in the fasted state Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline] (Guest analysis by Matthew Perryman)

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. 20 things I learned in 2009 (random edition). [AARR]

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January 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Vachet T. Pelvic torsion or pelvic imbalance with a functional leg length discrepancy: a sports performance perspective. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Schick EE, et al. A comparison of muscle activation between a Smith machine and free weight bench press. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Mettler S, Mitchell N, Tipton KD. Increased protein intake reduces lean body mass loss during weight loss in athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Feb;42(2):326-37. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Hoffman JR, et al. Examination of the efficacy of acute L-alanyl-L-glutamine ingestion during hydration stress in endurance exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Feb 3;7:8. [JISSN]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Koopman R, et al. Combined ingestion of protein and free leucine with carbohydrate increases postexercise muscle protein synthesis in vivo in male subjects. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Apr;288(4):E645-53. [Medline]
  • Hoffman JR, et al. Effect of protein supplement timing on strength, power and body compositional changes in experienced resistance trained men. Int J Sports Nutr Exerc Metab. 2009;19:172-85. [IJSNEM]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Overblowing the obesity epidemic? [AARR]

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February 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Supplemental BCAA: limitations & applications. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Hernandez TL, et al. Lack of suppression of circulating free fatty acids and hypercholesterolemia during weight loss on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • van der Heijden GJ, Sauer PJ, Sunehag AL. Twelve weeks of moderate aerobic exercise without dietary intervention or weight loss does not affect 24-h energy expenditure in lean and obese adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar;91(3):589-96. Epub 2010 Jan 27. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Smith AE, et al. The effects of a pre-workout supplement containing caffeine, creatine, and amino acids during three weeks of high-intensity exercise on aerobic and anaerobic performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Feb 15;7(1):10. [Epub ahead of print] [JISSN]
  • McAnulty SR, et al. Effect of n-3 fatty acids and antioxidants on oxidative stress after exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Warren A, et al. Postexercise fat oxidation: effect of exercise duration, intensity, and modality. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2009 Dec;19(6):607-23. [Medline]
  • Wien MA, et al. Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Nov;27(11):1365-72. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Soy claims & controversies: what does science have to say? [AARR]

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March 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Newsflash: rats are not humans. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Leidy HJ, et al. The Influence of Higher Protein Intake and Greater Eating Frequency on Appetite Control in Overweight and Obese Men. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Bray GA. Soft drink consumption and obesity: it is all about fructose. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2010 Feb;21(1):51-7. [Medline]
  • Stensvold D, et al. Strength training versus aerobic interval training to modify risk factors of metabolic syndrome. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Sharp CP, Pearson DR. Amino acid supplements and recovery from high-intensity resistance training. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Bryars A, et al. The influence of a pre-exercise sports drink (PRX) on factors related to maximal aerobic performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Mar 11;7:12. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  • Graham MR, et al. Counterfeiting in performance- and image-enhancing drugs. Drug Test Anal. 2009 Mar;1(3):135-42. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Progenex: whey over the line? [AARR]

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April 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Scientific American butters up our fear of carbs & love for lard. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Hulston CJ, et al. Training with low muscle glycogen enhances fat metabolism in well-trained cyclists. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Krieger JW. Single vs. multiple sets of resistance exercise for muscle hypertrophy: a meta-analysis. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Apr;24(4):1150-9. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

 

  • Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM. Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

 

  • Bloomer RJ, et al. Comparison of pre-workout nitric oxide stimulating dietary supplements on skeletal muscle oxygen saturation, blood nitrate/nitrite, lipid peroxidation, and upper body exercise performance in resistance trained men. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 7:16 [Epub ahead of print] [JISSN]

 

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Kouri EM, et al. Fat-free mass index in users and nonusers of anabolic-androgenic steroids. Clin J Sport Med. 1995 Oct;5(4):223-8. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Kelechi Opara: a case study of a competitor coming in “too dialed” for the judges. [AARR]

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May 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Is carbohydrate addiction based on science or fiction? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Whelan WJ, et al. Protein causes a glycemic response. IUBMB Life. Protein causes a glycemic response. 2010 Jun;62(6):477-9. [Medline]
  • Stannard SR, et al. Adaptations to skeletal muscle with endurance exercise training in the acutely fed versus overnight-fasted state.J Sci Med Sport. 2010 May 6. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Sureda A, et al. L-Citrulline-malate influence over branched chain amino acid utilization during exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010 May 25. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Walter AA, et al. Six weeks of high-intensity interval training with and without beta-alanine supplementation for improving cardiovascular fitness in women.J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1199-207. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Rollo I, Williams C. Influence of ingesting a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution before and during a 1-hour run in fed endurance-trained runners. J Sports Sci. 2010 Apr;28(6):593-601. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Should I bulk or cut? That is the question. [AARR]

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June 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Is postexercise carbohydrate counterproductive? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Mann JB, et al. The effect of autoregulatory progressive resistance exercise vs. linear periodization on strength improvement in college athletes.J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Vrolix R, Mensink RP. Effects of glycemic load on metabolic risk markers in subjects at increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May 26. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Cinar V, et al. Effects of magnesium supplementation on testosterone levels of athletes and sedentary subjects at rest and after exhaustion. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2010 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]. [Medline]
  • Dablo VJ, et al. Effect of gender on the metabolic impact of a commercially available thermogenic drink. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Jun;24(6):1633-42. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Volek JS, et al. Body composition and hormonal responses to a carbohydrate-restricted diet. Metabolism. 2002 Jul;51(7):864-70. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Deen JC. Trading neuroses for cheesecake and homebrew. [AARR]

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July 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Logic Does Not Apply Part 2: Breakfast (critique of the article). [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Sartor F, et al. High-intensity exercise and carbohydrate-reduced energy-restricted diet in obese individuals. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Foster GD, et al. Weight and metabolic outcomes after 2 years on a low-carbohydrate versus low-fat diet: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Aug 3;153(3):147-57. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Stock MS, et al. The effects of adding leucine to pre and postexercise carbohydrate beverages on acute muscle recovery from resistance training.J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Lee EC, et al. Ergogenic effects of betaine supplementation on strength and power performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Jul 19;7(1):27. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Wansink B, Payne CR. Eating behavior and obesity at Chinese buffets. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Aug;16(8):1957-60. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Bytes of baloney. [AARR]

AUTHORS RESPOND

  • Quick responses from the authors of the autoregulatory training study in JSCR. [AARR]

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August 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Pumped up on the paleo diet (my critique of T-Nation’s Robb Wolf interview). [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Burd NA, et al. Low-load high volume resistance exercise stimulates muscle protein synthesis more than high-load low volume resistance exercise in young men. Plos ONE. 2010;5(8):e12033 [PloS ONE]
  • Witard OC, et al. Effect of increased dietary protein on tolerance to intensified training.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Aug [Published Ahead of Print] [MSSE]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Ferguson-Stegall L, et al. The effect of a low carbohydrate beverage with added protein on cycling endurance performance in trained athletes.J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Aug [Published Ahead of Print] [JSCR]
  • Snell PG, et al. Comparative effects of selected non-caffeinated rehydration sports drinks on short-term performance following moderate dehydration. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Aug 22;7(1):28. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Jenkins DJ, et al. The effect of a plant-based low-carbohydrate (“Eco-Atkins”) diet on body weight and blood lipid concentrations in hyperlipidemic subjects. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Jun 8;169(11):1046-54. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Take your calcium, get a heart attack? [AARR]

PARTING MOTIVATION

  • An inspiring recollection by powerlifting champ Brandon Stevens. [AARR]

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September 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Playing devil’s advocate with vitamin D. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Van Proeyen K, et al. Training in the fasted state improves glucose tolerance during fat-rich diet. J Physiol. 2010 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Dohadwala MM, et al. Effects of Concord grape juice on ambulatory blood pressure in prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Noreen EE, et al. Effects of supplemental fish oil on resting metabolic rate, body composition, and salivary cortisol in healthy adults. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Oct 8;7(1):31. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Lee TA, et al. Effects of dihydrocapsiate on adaptive and diet-induced thermogenesis with a high protein very low calorie diet: a randomized control trial. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2010 Oct 6;7(1):78. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LES RECENT GEM

  • Tsang TW, et al. Kung fu training improves physical fitness measures in overweight/obese adolescents: the “martial fitness” study. J Obes. 2010;2010. pii: 672751. Epub 2010 Jun 7. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Mark, marketing, & moolah. [AARR]

THE WISDOM OF…

  • Aragon AA.Interview with world record-holding powerlifter Becky Rich. [AARR]

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October 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Trans fat hysteria: how much fear is warranted? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Solomon TP, et al. A low-glycemic index diet combined with exercise reduces insulin resistance, postprandial hyperinsulinemia, and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide responses in obese prediabetic humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • PFeiffer B, et al. Oxidation of solid versus liquid CHO sources during exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Nov;42(11):2030-7. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Gualano B, et al. Creatine in Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Poole C, et al. The effects of a commercially available botanical supplement on strength, body composition, power output, and hormonal profiles in resistance-trained males. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Oct 27 [Epub ahead of print] [JISSN]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Tremblay A, et al. Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism.Metabolism. 1994 Jul;43(7):814-8. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Junk-based weight loss, professor style. [AARR]

UPDATE

  • Newer research has been retrofitted into the inaugural AARR issue. [AARR]

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November 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon A. Resistance training & cardiometabolic health. [AARR]

NUTRITON & EXERCISE

  • Jonsson T, et al. A Paleolithic diet is more satiating per calorie than a Mediterranean-like diet in individuals with ischemic heart disease. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2010 Nov 30;7(1):85. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Larsen TM, et al. Diets with high or low protein content and glycemic index for weight-loss maintenance. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Da Silva-Grigoletto ME, et al. Fructose addition to a glucose supplement modifies perceived exertion during strength and endurance exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Dec;24(12):3334-42. [Medline]
  • Staples AW, et al. Carbohydrate does not augment exercise-induced protein accretion versus protein alone. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Klempel MC, et al. Dietary and physical activity adaptations to alternate day modified fasting: implications for optimal weight loss. Nutr J. 2010 Sep 3;9:35. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon A. Docs go ‘double-down’ on egg yolks. [AARR]

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December 2010

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Nutrient timing update. [AARR]

Nutrition & Exercise

  • Holmstrum ME, et al. Effect of meal frequency on glucose and insulin excursions over the course of a day. Eur e-J Clin Nutr Metab. 2010 Dec;5(6):277-80. [e-SPEN]
  • Bickel CS, et al. Exercise dosing to retain resistance training adaptations in young and older adults.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Poole CN, et al. The combined effects of exercise and ingestion of a meal replacement in conjunction with a weight loss supplement on body composition and fitness parameters in college-aged men and women.J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Jan;25(1):51-60. [Medline]
  • Defina LF, et al. Effects of omega-3 supplementation in combination with diet and exercise on weight loss and body composition.Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LES RECENT GEM

  • Gardner CD, et al. Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women: the A TO Z Weight Loss Study: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2007 Mar 7;297(9):969-77. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. 20 potatoes a day! [AARR]

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January 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. After over a half-century of study, we’re still debating about protein requirements. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Burd NA, et al. Enhanced amino acid sensitivity of myofibrillar protein synthesis persists for up to 24 h after resistance exercise in young men. 2011 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Acheson KJ, et al. Protein choices targeting thermogenesis and metabolism. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Nikooyeh B, et al. Daily consumption of vitamin D- or vitamin D + calcium-fortified yogurt drink improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Greer BK. et al. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation lowers perceived exertion but does not affect performance in untrained males. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Feb;25(2):539-44. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Perez-Pozo SE, et al. Excessive fructose intake induces the features of metabolic syndrome in healthy adult men: role of uric acid in the hypertensive response. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Mar;34(3):454-61. [Medline]

SPECIAL SECTION

  • Aragon AA. Things I learned in 2010 (mostly serious edition). [AARR]

UPDATE

  • An update has been made to last month’s nutrient timing update (one more study added & discussed).

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Interview with world record-holding competitive eater Pete Czerwinski (AKA Furious Pete). [AARR]

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February 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Estimating total caloric needs (macros too). [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Beelen M, et al. The impact of protein co-ingestion on muscle protein synthesis during continuous endurance type exercise. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Harvie MN, et al. The effects of intermittent or continuous energy restriction on weight loss and metabolic disease risk markers: a randomized trial in young overweight women. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Neves M Jr, et al. Beneficial effect of creatine supplementation in knee osteoarthritis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Rollo I, et al. Influence of ingesting versus mouth rinsing a carbohydrate solution during a 1-h run. Rollo I, et al. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Mar;43(3):468-75. [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Mäestu J, et al. Anabolic and catabolic hormones and energy balance of the male bodybuilders during the preparation for the competition. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Apr;24(4):1074-81. [Medline]

SPECIAL SECTION

  • Hale J. The tritpartite model of the mind. [AARR]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Why broscience works, part 1. [AARR]

ERRATUM

  • A correction has been made in the January 2011 issue.

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March 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Does cardio after an overnight fast maximize fat loss? A review of Brad Schoenfeld’s article in the NSCA’s Strength & Conditioning Journal. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Sofer S, et al. Obesity (Silver Spring). Greater weight loss and Hormonal changes after 6 months diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner. 2011 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Hulston CJ, et al. Protein intake does not increase vastus lateralis muscle protein synthesis during cycling. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Lansley KE, et al. Acute dietary nitrate supplementation improves cycling time trial performance Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Sale C, et al. Effect of [beta]-alanine plus sodium bicarbonate on high-intensity cycling capacity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Robergs RA, et al. Muscle glycogenolysis during differing intensities of weight-resistance exercise. Appl Physiol. 1991 Apr;70(4):1700-6. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Krieger JW. Stat chat: a primer on statistics in fitness research. [AARR]

UPDATE

  • An update has been made in the February 2011 issue. [AARR]

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April 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Do we really need to minimize saturated fat? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Smith TJ, et al. High protein diet maintains glucose production during exercise-induced energy deficit: a controlled trial. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2011 Apr 28;8(1):26. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Goto K, et al. A single versus multiple bouts of moderate-intensity exercise for fat metabolism. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2011 May;31(3):215-20. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Knechtle B, et al. No effect of short-term amino acid supplementation on variables related to skeletal muscle damage in 100 km ultra-runners – a randomized controlled trial. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2011 Apr 7;8:6. [Medline]
  • Candow DG, et al. Effect of different frequencies of creatine supplementation on muscle size and strength in young adults. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Paoli A, et al. Exercising fasting or fed to enhance fat loss? Influence of food intake on respiratory ratio and excess postexercise oxygen consumption after a bout of endurance training. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2011 Feb;21(1):48-54. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Aggressive, bombastic, & effective: Biotest’s marketing campaign for a humble berry extract. [AARR]

AUTHOR RESPONSE

  • Brad Schoenfeld responds to my critique of his article in the in the NSCA’s Strength & Conditioning Journal. [AARR]

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May 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Supplement spotlight: 7-keto DHEA. [AARR]

STRANGE DATA

  • Casey Butt gives his hard-hitting perspective of an unsolved mystery in data reporting. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Madero M, et al. The effect of two energy-restricted diets, a low-fructose diet versus a moderate natural fructose diet, on weight loss and metabolic syndrome parameters: a randomized controlled trial. Metabolism. 2011 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Knab AM, et al.. A 45-Minute Vigorous Exercise Bout Increases Metabolic Rate for 14 Hours. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Smith GI, et al. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids augment the muscle protein anabolic response to hyperinsulinaemia-hyperaminoacidaemia in healthy young and middle-aged men and women. Clin Sci (Lond). 2011 Sep 1;121(6):267-78. [Medline]
  • Kern BD, Robinson TL. Effects of β-alanine supplementation on performance and body composition in collegiate wrestlers and football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Willoughby DS, et al. Effects of resistance training and protein plus amino acid supplementation on muscle anabolism, mass, and strength. Willoughby DS, et al. Amino Acids. 2007;32(4):467-77. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Krieger JW. Stat Chat Part 2: Some examples of good and not-so-good statistics in fitness research. [AARR]

READER RESPONSE

  • Chi L. Chiu adds insight to last month’s opening article on saturated fat. [AARR]
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June 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Answers to the question of conflicting study outcomes. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Aeberli I, et al. Low to moderate sugar-sweetened beverage consumption impairs glucose and lipid metabolism and promotes inflammation in healthy young men – a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Kim H, et al. Metabolic responses to high protein diet in Korean elite bodybuilders with high-intensity resistance exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2011 Jul 4;8(1):10. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Weickert MO, et al. Effects of supplemented isoenergetic diets differing in cereal fiber and protein content on insulin sensitivity in overweight humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Astorino TA, et al. Minimal Effect of Acute Caffeine Ingestion on Intense Resistance Training Performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Garthe I, et al. Effect of two different weight-loss rates on body composition and strength and power-related performance in elite athletes. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2011 Apr;21(2):97-104. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • A discretionary approach to Ben & Jerry’s. [AARR]

ERRATA

  • Corrections made in past issues. [AARR]
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July 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. A closer look at the controversy surrounding omega-6 fatty acid intake. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Raben A, et al. Increased postprandial glycaemia, insulinemia, and lipidemia after 10 weeks’ sucrose-rich diet compared to an artificially sweetened diet: a randomised controlled trial. Food Nutr Res. 2011;55. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v55i0.5961. Epub 2011 Jul 20. [Medline]
  • Alcaraz PE, et al. Similarity in adaptations to high-resistance circuit vs. traditional strength training in resistance-trained men. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Atero EG, et al. Effects of whole-body vibration and resistance training on knee extensors muscular performance. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Heathers J. Vibration training and body fat: a comment on Atero et al (yet-unpublished letter to the editors of the European Journal of Applied Physiology). [AARR]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Del Favero S, et al. Creatine but not betaine supplementation increases muscle phosphorylcreatine content and strength performance. Amino Acids. 2011 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Kerksick CM, et al. Changes in weight loss, body composition and cardiovascular disease risk after altering macronutrient distributions during a regular exercise program in obese women. Nutr J. 2010 Nov 22;9:59. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Case reports: program details of 4 amateur physique transformation contest winners. [AARR]

UPDATE

  • An update has been made in the September 2010 issue. [AARR]
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August 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Heathers J. A procedural and methodological analysis of the Tabata protocol. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Pan A, et al. Red meat consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: 3 cohorts of US adults and an updated meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Dodd H, et al. Calculating meal glycemic index by using measured and published food values compared with directly measured meal glycemic index. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Sanders TA, et al. Effect of low doses of long-chain n-3 PUFAs on endothelial function and arterial stiffness: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Rietschier HL, et al. Sun-dried raisins are a cost-effective alternative to sports jelly beans in prolonged cycling. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • West DW, et al. Rapid aminoacidemia enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis and anabolic intramuscular signaling responses after resistance exercise. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Sep;94(3):795-803. Epub 2011 Jul 27. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Gatorade’s G-Series Fit – for whom? [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Bulking & cutting progress targets to gain lean weight past the newbie stage. [AARR]

UPDATE

  • An update has been made to the previous issue. [AARR]
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September 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Supplement spotlight: citrulline malate. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Vispute SS, et al. The effect of abdominal exercise on abdominal fat. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Sep;25(9):2559-64. [Medline]
  • Leichtle AB, et al. Effects of a 2-y dietary weight-loss intervention on cholesterol metabolism in moderately obese men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Gower BA, et al. A higher-carbohydrate, lower-fat diet reduces fasting glucose concentration and improves β-cell function in individuals with impaired fasting glucose. Metabolism. 2011 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Zuniga JM, et al. The effects of creatine monohydrate loading on anaerobic performance and 1-rm strength. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Dragsted LO, et al. The 6-a-day study: effects of fruit and vegetables on markers of oxidative stress and antioxidative defense in healthy nonsmokers. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Jun;79(6):1060-72. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. A scientific study of the Shake Weight (really).[AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Creatine: more muscle on your body, less hair on your head? [AARR]

UPDATE

  • An update has been made to the previous issue. [AARR]

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October 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. The modern anti-grain crusade: should any of its claims be taken seriously? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Jamurtas AZ, et al. The effects of low and high glycemic index foods on exercise performance and beta-endorphin responses. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2011 Oct 20;8(1):15. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Bachman JL, et al. Eating frequency is higher in weight loss maintainers and normal-weight individuals than in overweight individuals. Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Nov;111(11):1730-4. [Medline]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Spillane M, et al. Effects of 28 days of resistance exercise while consuming commercially available pre- and post-workout supplements, NO-Shotgun and NO-Synthesize on body composition, muscle strength and mass, markers of protein synthesis, and clinical safety markers in males. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2011 Nov 3;8(1):78. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]
  • Cooke MB, et al. Ingestion of 10 grams of whey protein prior to a single bout of resistance exercise does not augment Akt/mTOR pathway signaling compared to carbohydrate. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2011 Nov 8;8(1):18. [Epub ahead of print] [Medline]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Bhasin S, et al. The effects of supraphysiologic doses of testosterone on muscle size and strength in normal men. N Engl J Med. 1996 Jul 4;335(1):1-7. [Medline]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. It’s time to rant about the sport of bodybuilding.[AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Can BCAA metabolism in rodents be extrapolated to humans? [AARR]

_________________________________________________________________________ November 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Metabolic typing or metabolic hyping? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Wilson JM, et al. Concurrent training: a meta-analysis examining interference of aerobic and resistance exercise J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] [Critiqued by James Krieger] [Pubmed]
  • Astbury NM, et al. Breakfast consumption affects appetite, energy intake, and the metabolic and endocrine responses to foods consumed later in the day in male habitual breakfast eaters. J Nutr. 2011 Jul;141(7):1381-9. Epub 2011 May 11. [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Duncan MJ, et al. The acute effect of a caffeine containing energy drink on mood state, readiness to invest effort and resistance exercise to failure. J Strength Cond Res 2011 Nov 23. [JSCR]
  • Jang TR, et al. Effects of carbohydrate, branched-chain amino acids, and arginine in recovery period on the subsequent performance in wrestlers. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2011 Nov 22;8(1):21. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Souza-Junior TP, et al. Strength and hypertrophy responses to constant and decreasing rest intervals in trained men using creatine supplementation. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2011 Oct 27;8(1):17. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. I eat right & exercise, but my cholesterol level is concerning my doctor. Is it time for medication? [AARR]

ERRATA & UPDATE

  • Corrections & an update have been made in the previous issue. [AARR]

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December 2011

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. “Ah-ha” moments in 2011: pre-apocalypse edition. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Bray GA, et al. Effect of Dietary Protein Content on Weight Gain, Energy Expenditure, and Body Composition During Overeating. JAMA. 2011 2012;307(1):86-87. [JAMA]
  • Dubé JJ, et al. Exercise dose and insulin sensitivity: relevance for diabetes prevention. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • de Souza RJ, et al. Effects of 4 weight-loss diets differing in fat, protein, and carbohydrate on fat mass, lean mass, visceral adipose tissue, and hepatic fat: results from the POUNDS LOST trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Rodacki CL, et al. Fish-oil supplementation enhances the effects of strength training in elderly women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

PHARMACOLOGY

  • Maior AS, et al. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction in anabolic steroid users. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2012 Jan 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01436.x. [Epub ahead of print] [Critiqued by James Heathers] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Karabulut M, et al. The effects of low-intensity resistance training with vascular restriction on leg muscle strength in older men. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jan;108(1):147-55. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA.. Interview with Michael Krivyan.[AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Nutrient timing – lingering controversy & confusion. [AARR]

ERRATA & UPDATE

  • Corrections have been made in previous issues. [AARR]

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January 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Fish oil supplementation backlash: is it time to ditch the pills? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Jakubowicz D, et al. Meal timing and composition influence ghrelin levels, appetite scores and weight loss maintenance in overweight and obese adults. Steroids. 2012 Mar 10;77(4):323-31. [Pubmed]
  • Res PT, et al. Protein ingestion prior to sleep improves post-exercise overnight recovery. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Yang Y, et al. Resistance exercise enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis with graded intakes of whey protein in older men. Br J Nutr. 2012 Feb 7:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Bellinger PM, et al. The effect of combined B-alanine and NaHCO3 supplementation on cycling performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Trapp EG, et al. The effects of high-intensity intermittent exercise training on fat loss and fasting insulin levels of young women. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Apr;32(4):684-91. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA.. Fructose gets acquitted again, moderation wins, and weight loss secrets get revealed.[AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. How soon do size and strength decrease on a layoff? [AARR]

ERRATA & UPDATES

  • Corrections have been made in previous issues. [AARR]

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February 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Perryman M. Active joints are healthy joints. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Roberts JD, et al. An investigative study into the influence of a commercially available carbohydrate-protein-electrolyte beverage on short term repeated exercise performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Mar 9;9(1):5. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Maersk M, et al. Sucrose-sweetened beverages increase fat storage in the liver, muscle, and visceral fat depot: a 6-mo randomized intervention study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Feb;95(2):283-9. Epub 2011 Dec 28. [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Barker T, et al. Different doses of supplemental vitamin D maintain interleukin-5 without altering skeletal muscle strength: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in vitamin D sufficient adults. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Mar 9;9(1):16. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Hoffman JR, et al. L-alanyl-L-glutamine ingestion maintains performance during a competitive basketball game. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Mar 7;9(1):4. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Cressey EM, et al. The effects of ten weeks of lower-body unstable surface training on markers of athletic performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2007 May;21(2):561-7. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA.. Sorry, fructose… Red meat just stole the spotlight. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. D-Aspartic acid – finally, a legal alternative to ‘roids? [AARR]
READER RESPONSE
  • Chi L. Chiu comments on my review of Bray et al. [AARR]

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March 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Balachandran A. The hormone hypothesis: the most plausible explanation for exercise-induced muscle growth? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Mitchell CJ, et al. Resistance exercise load does not determine training-mediated hypertrophic gains in young men. J Appl Physiol. 2012 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Murphy, M, et al. Whole beetroot consumption acutely improves running performance. J Acad Nutr Dietet. 2012 Apr;12(4):548-52. [JAND]
  • Erskine RM, et al. Whey protein does not enhance the adaptations to elbow flexor resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Pryor JL, et al. Effect of betaine supplementation on cycling sprint performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Apr 3;9(1):12. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Cribb PJ, Hayes A. Effects of supplement timing and resistance exercise on skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Nov;38(11):1918-25. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA.. Sugarphobia gets huge exposure on national news television, the public gets a fraction of the truth. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION – EPIC EDITION
UPDATE
  • An update has been made in the December 2011 AARR. [AARR]

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April 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Klein D. Silk amino acids: spinning science to sell supplements. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Bales CW, et al. Aerobic and resistance training effects on energy Intake: The STRRIDE AT/RT Study: (exercise training effects on energy intake). J Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Burke LM, et al. Preexercise aminoacidemia and muscle protein synthesis after resistance exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 May 22. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Georg Jensen M, et al. Effect of alginate supplementation on weight loss in obese subjects completing a 12-wk energy-restricted diet: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 May 30. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • O’Hara JP, et al. Preexercise galactose and glucose ingestion on fuel utilization during exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Blumert PA, et al. The acute effects of twenty-four hours of sleep loss on the performance of national-caliber male collegiate weightlifters. Strength Cond Res. 2007 Nov;21(4):1146-54. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA.. Charles Poliquin’s 10 tips for staying healthy and fit at age 51. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Caffeine + creatine = conflict? [AARR]
UPDATE
  • An update has been made in the previous issue. [AARR]

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May 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. What’s the lower threshold of meal frequency for optimizing muscle gain? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Ebbeling CB, et al. Effects of dietary composition on energy expenditure during weight-loss maintenance. JAMA. 2012 Jun 27;307(24):2627-34. [Pubmed]
  • Paoli A, et al. Ketogenic diet does not affect strength performance in elite artistic gymnasts. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Jul 26;9(1):34. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Byrne NM, et al. Does metabolic compensation explain the majority of less-than-expected weight loss in obese adults during a short-term severe diet and exercise intervention? Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Jul 24. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.109. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Damms-Machado A, et al. Micronutrient deficiency in obese subjects undergoing low calorie diet. Nutr J. 2012 Jun 1;11(1):34. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Burd NA, et al. Muscle time under tension during resistance exercise stimulates differential muscle protein sub-fractional synthetic responses in men. J Physiol. 2012 Jan 15;590(Pt 2):351-62. Epub 2011 Nov 21. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Gary Taubes’ article, “What Really Makes Us Fat”[AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. How much of a calorie surplus is needed for bulking? [AARR]

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June 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Issues with assumptions made by angels in the ivory tower. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Cox CL, et al. Consumption of fructose- but not glucose-sweetened beverages for 10 weeks increases circulating concentrations of uric acid, retinol binding protein- 4, and gamma-glutamyl transferase activity in overweight/obese humans. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Jul 24;9(1):68. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Weisgarber KD, et al. Whey protein before and during resistance exercise has no effect on muscle mass and strength in untrained young adults. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2012 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Lowndes J, et al. The effects of four hypocaloric diets containing different levels of sucrose or high fructose corn syrup on weight loss and related parameters. Nutr J. 2012 Aug 6;11(1):55. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Siegler J, et al. Aspartame in conjunction with carbohydrate reduces insulin levels during endurance exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Aug 1;9(1):36. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Goto K, et al. The impact of metabolic stress on hormonal responses and muscular adaptations. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Jun;37(6):955-63. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. John McDougal’s article, “The Paleo Diet Is Uncivilized (And Unhealthy and Untrue)” [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Carbohydrate is protein-sparing… What exactly does that mean? [AARR]
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July 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Hale J. Labels and food hedonics. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Aeberli I, et al. Moderate amounts of fructose consumption impair insulin sensitivity in healthy young men: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2012 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Adechian S, et al. Protein feeding pattern, casein feeding or milk soluble protein feeding did not change the evolution of body composition during a short-term weight loss program. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Jagim AR, et al. A buffered form of creatine does not promote greater changes in muscle creatine content, body composition, or training adaptations than creatine monohydrate. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. September 13 2012;9:43. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

EDUCATION

  • De Lyon AT, Cushion CJ. The acquisition and development of fitness trainers’ professional knowledge. J Strength Cond Res. 2012 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Munsters MJ, Saris WH. Effects of meal frequency on metabolic profiles and substrate partitioning in lean healthy males.PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38632. Epub 2012 Jun 13. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. HEAVY DUTY™ – a Scientific Perspective [my critique of Smith & Fisher’s article] [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Are rats a good model for human muscle protein synthesis? [AARR]
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August 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Burning questions about grass-fed beef. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Moore DR, et al. Daytime pattern of post-exercise protein intake affects whole-body protein turnover in resistance-trained males. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Oct 16;9(1):91. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Eelderink C, et al. Slowly and rapidly digestible starchy foods can elicit a similar glycemic response because of differential tissue glucose uptake in healthy men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Nov;96(5):1017-24. doi: 0.3945/ajcn.112.041947. Epub 2012 Sep 18. [Pubmed]
  • Smith JW, et al. Curvilinear dose-response relationship of carbohydrate (0-120 g•h-1) and performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Hoffman JR, et al. Efficacy of phosphatidic acid ingestion on lean body mass, muscle thickness and strength gains in resistance-trained men. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Oct 5;9(1):47. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Churchward-Venne TA, et al. Supplementation of a suboptimal protein dose with leucine or essential amino acids: effects on myofibrillar protein synthesis at rest and following resistance exercise in men. J Physiol. 2012 Jun 1;590(Pt 11):2751-65. Epub 2012 Mar 25. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Generation UCAN’s SuperStarch – an intersection of marketing and science. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTIONS – GREAT ANSWERS
  • Aragon AA. Interview with Borge Fagerli. [AARR]
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September 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  •   Aspartame linked to cancer & leukemia, planet panics. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Kroeger CM, et al. Improvement in coronary heart disease risk factors during an intermittent fasting/calorie restriction regimen: Relationship to adipokine modulations. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Oct 31;9(1):98. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Klempel MC, et al. Alternate day fasting (ADF) with a high-fat diet produces similar weight loss and cardio-protection as ADF with a low-fat diet. Metabolism. 2012 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Cermak NM, et al. Protein supplementation augments the adaptive response of skeletal muscle to resistance-type exercise training: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]
  • Pettitt RW, et al. Do the non-caffeine ingredients of energy drinks affect metabolic responses to heavy exercise? J Strength Cond Res. 2012 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] [Pubmed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Mangravite LM, et al. Changes in atherogenic dyslipidemia induced by carbohydrate restriction in men are dependent on dietary protein source. J Nutr. 2011 Dec;141(12):2180-5. Epub 2011 Oct 26. [Pubmed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Sports science professor Tim Noakes goes full low-carb, part 1.[AARR]
GOOD QUESTIONS
  • Aragon AA. Why is nutrient timing still such a controversial topic? [AARR]
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October 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Lundberg TR, et al. Aerobic exercise does not compromise muscle hypertrophy response to short-term resistance training. [Guest analysis by Brad Schoenfeld] J Appl Physiol. 2012 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Willis LH, et al. Effects of aerobic and/or resistance training on body mass and fat mass in overweight or obese adults. J Appl Physiol. 2012 Dec;113(12):1831-7. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01370.2011. Epub 2012 Sep 27. [PubMed]
  • Hu T, et al. Effects of low-carbohydrate diets versus low-fat diets on metabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct 1;176 Suppl 7:S44-54 [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Babiker R, et al. Effects of gum Arabic ingestion on body mass index and body fat percentage in healthy adult females: two-arm randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind trial. Nutr J. 2012 Dec 15;11(1):111. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Miyoshi H, et al. Effects of brown rice on apparent digestibility and balance of nutrients in young men on low protein diets. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 1987 Jun;33(3):207-18.  [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Sports science professor Tim Noakes goes full low-carb, part 2. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Is green coffee bean extract worth a try for weight loss? [AARR]
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November 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Garaulet M, Gómez-Abellán P, Alburquerque-Béjar JJ, Lee YC, Ordovás JM, Scheer FA. Timing of food intake predicts weight loss effectiveness. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Jan 29. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.229. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  •  Hamer HM, Wall BT, Kiskini A, de Lange A, Groen BB, Bakker JA, Gijsen AP, Verdijk LB, van Loon LJ. Carbohydrate co-ingestion with protein does not further augment post-prandial muscle protein accretion in older men. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2013 Jan 25;10(1):15. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Sedano S, Marín PJ, Cuadrado G, Redondo JC. Concurrent training in elite male runners: The influence of strength versus muscular endurance training on performance outcomes. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Randell RK, Hodgson AB, Lotito SB, Jacobs DM, Boon N, Mela DJ, Jeukendrup AE. No effect of 1 or 7 days green tea extract ingestion on fat oxidation during exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Dec 14 [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Ohkawara K, Cornier M, Kohrt WM, Melanson EL. Effects of increased meal frequency on fat oxidation and perceived hunger. Obesity 2012. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1002/oby.20032 [Obesity]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Sports science professor Tim Noakes goes full low-carb, part 3. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION

UPDATE

  • Aragon AA, Schoenfeld BJ. Chronic nutrient timing studies. [AARR]
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December 2012

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Reserving carbs for night time: breakthrough diet solution or reverse dogma? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Ajala O, English P, Pinkney J. Systematic review and meta-analysis of different dietary approaches to the management of type 2 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Mar;97(3):505-16. [PubMed]
  •  Colombani PC, Mannhart C, Mettler S. Carbohydrates and exercise performance in non-fasted athletes: A systematic review of studies mimicking real-life. Nutr J. 2013 Jan 28;12(1):16. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  •  Res PT, Cermak NM, Stinkens R, Tollakson TJ, Haenen GR, Bast A, van Loon LJ. Astaxanthin supplementation does not augment fat use or improve endurance performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEMS

  •  Barr SB, Wright JC. Postprandial energy expenditure in whole-food and processed-food meals: implications for daily energy expenditure. Food Nutr Res. 2010 Jul 2;54. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v54i0.5144. [PubMed]
  •  Rozenek R, Ward P, Long S, Garhammer J. Effects of high-calorie supplements on body composition and muscular strength following resistance training. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2002 Sep;42(3):340-7. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Semen is back in the news, ready to cure the blues. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. 3 versus 6 meals per day for hunger control. [AARR]
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January 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. More problems with assuming animal models apply to human metabolism. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Areta JL, Burke LM, Ross ML, Camera DM, West DW, Broad EM, Jeacocke NA, Moore DR, Stellingwerff T, Phillips SM, Hawley J, Coffey VG. Timing and distribution of protein ingestion during prolonged recovery from resistance exercise alters myofibrillar protein synthesis. J Physiol. 2013 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  •  Johnston CS, Trier CM, Fleming KR. The effect of peanut and grain bar preloads on postmeal satiety, glycemia, and weight loss in healthy individuals: an acute and a chronic randomized intervention trial. Nutr J. 2013;12:35 [Epub ahead of print] [Nutr J]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  •  Beaudoin MS, Allen B, Mazzetti G, Sullivan PJ, Graham TE. Caffeine ingestion impairs insulin sensitivity in a dose-dependent manner in both men and women. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013 Feb;38(2):140-7. [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  •  Basu S, Yoffe P, Hills N, Lustig RH. The relationship of sugar to population-level diabetes prevalence: an econometric analysis of repeated cross-sectional data. PloS One. 2013;8(2):e57873. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Legge A. Does cardio damage your heart? Part 1. [AARR]

SPECIAL SECTION

  • Hale J. Understanding research, part 1: the basics. [AARR]
GOOD QUESTION
  • Aragon AA. Does exercise antagonize weight loss? [AARR]
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February/March 2013

EDITOR’S CUTS

  • Aragon AA. Cardio roundtable with Bret Contreras, Eric Helms, Peter Fitschen, Brad Schoenfeld, Tom Venuto: intensity & progression for fat loss and muscle retention. [AARR]
  • Frank K. Glucosamine sulfate – is the glucosamine a red herring? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Camps SG, Verhoef SP, Westerterp KR. Weight loss, weight maintenance, and adaptive thermogenesis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;97(5):990-4. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Schwingshackl L, Hoffmann G. Long-term effects of low-fat diets either low or high in protein on cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr J. 2013 Apr 15;12(1):48. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Lopez HL, Ziegenfuss TN, Hofheins JE, Habowski SM, Arent SM, Weir JP, Ferrando AA. Eight weeks of supplementation with a multi-ingredient weight loss product enhances body composition, reduces hip and waist girth, and increases energy levels in overweight men and women. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Apr 19;10(1):22. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Sievenpiper JL, Chiavaroli L, de Souza RJ, Mirrahimi A, Cozma AI, Ha V, Wang DD, Yu ME, Carleton AJ, Beyene J, Di Buono M, Jenkins AL, Leiter LA, Wolever TM, Kendall CW, Jenkins DJ. ‘Catalytic’ doses of fructose may benefit glycaemic control without harming cardiometabolic risk factors: a small meta-analysis of randomised controlled feeding trials. Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108(3):418-23. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Legge A. Does cardio damage your heart? Part 2. [AARR]
  • Rogers AE. Lessons from losing 80 pounds: a case for moderation. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTIONS

  • Aragon AA. Creatine cycling & the legitimacy of Juice Plus. [AARR]
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April/May 2013

EDITOR’S CUTS

  • Kocur E. Type 2 diabetes:  insulin resistance or insulin deficiency? [AARR]
  • Henselmans M. Weight loss: fast or slow? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Arciero PJ, Ormsbee MJ, Gentile CL, Nindl BC, Brestoff JR, Maxwell R. Increased protein intake and meal frequency reduces abdominal fat during energy balance and energy deficit.  Obesity. 2013 May 23. [Epub ahead of print] [Obesity]
  • Schwingshackl L, Hoffmann G. Dietary protein digestion and absorption are impaired during acute postexercise recovery in young men. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2013 Mar 1;304(5):R356-61 [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Lvan Wijck K, Pennings B, van Bijnen AA, Senden JM, Buurman WA, Dejong CH, van Loon LJ, Lenaerts K. Ubiquinol supplementation enhances peak power production in trained athletes: a double-blind, placebo controlled study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Apr 29;10(1):24. [Epub ahead of print][PubMed][Full Text]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Rossow LM, Fukuda DH, Fahs CA, Loenneke JP, Stout JR. Natural bodybuilding competition preparation and recovery: a 12-month case study. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2013 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. The Diet Doctor shows that without exception, low-carb diets cause significantly more weight loss. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Interviewed by Aragon AA. Lyle McDonald on the ‘metabolic damage’ concept. [AARR]
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June 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Abbate AA. Biochemical perspectives in supplementation: testosterone, behavior and libido. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Oliver JM, Jagim AR, Sanchez AC, Mardock MA, Kelly KA, Meredith HJ, Smith GL, Greenwood M, Parker JL, Riechman SE, Fluckey JD, Crouse SF, Kreider RB. Greater gains in strength and power with intra-set rest intervals in hypertrophic training. [Reviewed by Brad Schoenfeld]  J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Pasiakos SM, Cao JJ, Margolis LM, Sauter ER, Whigham LD, McClung JP, Rood JC, Carbone JW, Combs GF Jr, Young AJ. Effects of high-protein diets on fat-free mass and muscle protein synthesis following weight loss: a randomized controlled trial. FASEB J. 2013 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Joy JM, Lowery RP, Wilson JM, Purpura M, De Souza EO, Wilson SM, Kalman DS, Dudeck JE, Jäger R. The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance. Nutr J. 2013 Jun 20;12(1):86. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Soenen S, Bonomi AG, Lemmens SG, Scholte J, Thijssen MA, van Berkum F, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Relatively high-protein or ‘low-carb’ energy-restricted diets for body weight loss and body weight maintenance? Physiol Behav. 2012 Oct 10;107(3):374-80.  [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Bulletproof Coffee. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Abbate A. What’s the deal with everyone going gluten-free? [AARR]
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July 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Clearing up common misunderstandings that plague the calorie debate, part 1. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Jakubowicz D, Barnea M, Wainstein J, Froy O. High Caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women.  Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Mar 20. doi: 10.1002/oby.20460. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Lima-Silva AE, Pires FO, Bertuzzi R, Silva-Cavalcante MD, Oliveira RSF, Kiss MA, Bishop D. Effects of a low- or a high-carbohydrate diet on performance, energy system contribution, and metabolic responses during supramaximal exercise. Appl Phys Nutr Metab. 38: 928–934 (2013) dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2012-0467. [APNM]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Jenkins ND, Housh TJ, Johnson GO, Traylor DA, Bergstrom HC, Cochrane KC, Lewis RW Jr, Schmidt RJ, Cramer JT. The effects of anatabine on non-invasive indicators of muscle damage: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study.  J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Jul 22;10(1):33. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Cusack L, De Buck E, Compernolle V, Vandekerckhove P. Blood type diets lack supporting evidence: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jul;98(1):99-104. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Legge A. The health benefits of dairy protein. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Doctors Kasey & Spencer Nadolsky, interviewed by me. Bulletproof Coffee & concerning bloodwork: questions for 2 doctors who actually lift. [AARR]
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August 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Clearing up common misunderstandings that plague the calorie debate, part 2: letters from the edge. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Tappy L, Egli L, Lecoultre V, Schneider P. Effects of fructose-containing caloric sweeteners on resting energy expenditure and energy efficiency: a review of human trials.  Nutr Metab (Lond). 2013 Aug 13;10(1):54. [PubMed]
  • Martinsen M, Bahr, R, Børresen R, Holme I, Pensgaard AM, Sundgot-Borgen J.  Preventing eating disorders among young elite athletes: a randomized controlled trial. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2013. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182a702fc [Epub ahead of print]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Antonio J, Ciccone V. The effects of pre versus post workout supplementation of creatine monohydrate on body composition and strength.  J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Aug 6;10(1):36. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Murakami I, Sakuragi T, Uemura H, Menda H, Shindo M, Tanaka H. Significant effect of a pre-exercise high-fat meal after a 3-day high-carbohydrate diet on endurance performance. Nutrients. 2012 Jul;4(7):625-37. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Challenging the protein intake guideline of 1 g/lb. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Aragon AA. What’s the ideal 6-set routine? [AARR]

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September 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Clearing up common misunderstandings that plague the calorie debate, part 3: eat less, move more. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Baker JS, Davies B, Cooper SM, Wong DP, Buchan DS, Kilgore L. Strength and body composition changes in recreationally strength-trained individuals: comparison of one versus three sets resistance-training programmes. [Critiqued by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD(c), CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA].  BioMed Research International, vol. 2013, Article ID 615901, 6 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/615901 [Hindawi]
  • Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB.  Belief beyond the evidence: using the proposed effect of breakfast on obesity to show 2 practices that distort scientific evidence. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Volek JS, Volk BM, Gómez AL, Kunces LJ, Kupchak BR, Freidenreich DJ, Aristizabal JC, Saenz C, Dunn-Lewis C, Ballard KD, Quann EE, Kawiecki DL, Flanagan SD, Comstock BA, Fragala MS, Earp JE, Fernandez ML, Bruno RS, Ptolemy AS, Kellogg MD, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ. Whey protein supplementation during resistance training augments lean body mass.  J Am Coll Nutr. 2013 Apr;32(2):122-35. [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Christensen AS, Viggers L, Hasselström K, Gregersen S. Effect of fruit restriction on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes–a randomized trial. Nutr J. 2013 Mar 5;12:29. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-29. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Are America’s nutrition professionals in the pocket of Big Food? [my commentary on the article by Joseph Mercola] [AARR]

GOOD QUESTIONS

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October 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Abbate A. The neurophysiology of human appetite. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Gillen JB, Percival1 ME, Ludzki1 A, Tarnopolsky MA. Interval training in the fed or fasted state improves body composition and muscle oxidative capacity in overweight women.  Obesity. 2013 Nov;21(11): 2249-55. [Wiley Online]
  • Melnik BC, Schmitz G, John SM, Carrera-Bastos P, Lindeberg S, CordainL. Metabolic effects of milk protein intake strongly depend on pre-existing metabolic and exercise status.  Nutr Metab (Lond). 2013 Oct;10(1)60: doi:10.1186/1743-7075-10-60 [N&M]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Lugo JP, Saiyed ZM, Lau FC, Molina JP, Pakdaman MN, Shamie AN,  Udani JK. Undenatured type II collagen (UC-II(R)) for joint support: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in healthy volunteers. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Oct 24;10(1):48. [JISSN]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Moore DR, Del Bel NC, Nizi KI, Hartman JW, Tang JE, Armstrong D, Phillips SM. Resistance training reduces fasted- and fed-state leucine turnover and increases dietary nitrogen retention in previously untrained young men. J Nutr. 2007 Apr;137(4):985-91. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Vemma – a fairy tale of hope, a reality of nope. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTIONS

  • Aragon AA. Interview with Eric Helms about his latest peer-reviewed publication on protein needs of lean, trained athletes in an energy deficit. [AARR]

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November 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Has the last decade of nutrient timing research reached an anti-climax? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Cao JJ, Pasiakos SM, Margolis LM, Sauter ER, Whigham LD, McClung JP, Young AJ, Combs GF Jr. Calcium homeostasis and bone metabolic responses to high-protein diets during energy deficit in healthy young adults: a randomized control trial.  Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Witard OC, Jackman SR, Breen L, Smith K, Selby A, Tipton KD. Myofibrillar muscle protein synthesis rates subsequent to a meal in response to increasing doses of whey protein at rest and after resistance exercise. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Churchward-Venne TA, Breen L, Di Donato DM, Hector AJ, Mitchell CJ, Moore DR, Stellingwerff T, Breuille D, Offord EA, Baker SK, Phillips SM. Leucine supplementation of a low-protein mixed macronutrient beverage enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis in young men: a double-blind, randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Loria-Kohen V, Gómez-Candela C, Fernández-Fernández C, Pérez-Torres A, García-Puig J, Bermejo LM. Evaluation of the usefulness of a low-calorie diet with or without bread in the treatment of overweight/obesity. Clin Nutr. 2012 Aug;31(4):455-61. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Jones M. The Meat and Nuts Breakfast of Champions. [AARR]
  • Aragon AA. Jonathan Bailor claims slim is simple” – but finds many ways to overcomplicate it. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTIONS

  • Aragon AA. Martial arts meets academia: aninterview with Dr. Brian Jones. [AARR]

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December 2013

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. A critique of the recent multivitamin rant in the Annals of Internal Medicine. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Davitt PM, Pellegrino J, Schanzer J, Tjionas H, Arent SM. The effects of a combined resistance training and endurance exercise program in inactive college females: does order matter? [Reviewed by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA]  J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Killer SC, Blannin AK, Jeukendrup AE. No evidence of dehydration with moderate daily coffee intake: a counterbalanced cross-over study in a free-living population. PLoS ONE 9(1): e84154. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084154 [PLOS ONE]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Barker T, Schneider ED, Dixon BM, Henriksen VT, Weaver LK. Supplemental vitamin D enhances the recovery in peak isometric force shortly after intense exercise. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2013 Dec 6;10(1):69. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Pascoe DD, Costill DL, Fink WJ, Robergs RA, Zachwieja JJ. Glycogen resynthesis in skeletal muscle following resistive exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1993 Mar;25(3):349-54.  [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Howard M. The Dirty Dozen: 12 common diet guru fallacies. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTIONS

  • Aragon AA. Interview with Bret Contreras. [AARR]

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January 2014

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Aragon AA. Why nutrition is so confusing to Gary Taubes.. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Mamerow MM, Mettler JA, English KL, Casperson SL, Arentson-Lantz E, Sheffield-Moore M, Layman DK, Paddon-Jones D. Dietary protein distribution positively influences 24-h muscle protein synthesis in healthy adults. J Nutr. 2014 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Mellberg C, Sandberg S, Ryberg M, Eriksson M, Brage S, Larsson C, Olsson T, and Lindahl B. Long-term effects of a Palaeolithic-type diet in obese postmenopausal women: a 2-year randomized trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, advance online publication 29 January 2014; doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.290 [EJCN]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Nelson MT, Biltz GR, Dengel DR. Cardiovascular and ride time-to-exhaustion effects of an energy drink. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 Jan 22;11(1):2. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Paoli A, Moro T, Marcolin G, Neri M, Bianco A, Palma A, Grimaldi K. High-Intensity Interval Resistance Training (HIRT) influences resting energy expenditure and respiratory ratio in non-dieting individuals. J Transl Med. 2012 Nov 24;10:237. doi: 10.1186/1479-5876-10-237. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Hale J. Statistics aren’t so bad! [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Aragon AA. Will diet beverages make you fat? [AARR]

INTERROGATING THE WINNER

  • Aragon AA. Interview with Gold Coast Classic Champ Michael Limon. [AARR]

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February/March 2014

EDITOR’S CUTS

  • Wiss DA. Hormones and addiction. [AARR]
  • Henselmans M. Structural balance theory: does your butt care about your biceps? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Rosqvist F, Iggman D, Kullberg J, Jonathan Cedernaes J, Johansson HE, Larsson A, Johansson L, Ahlström H, Arner P, Dahlman I, Risérus U. Overfeeding polyunsaturated and saturated fat causes distinct effects on liver and visceral fat accumulation in humans. Diabetes. 2014 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Katz DL, Meller S. Can we say what diet is best for health? Annu Rev Public Health. 2014 Mar 18;35:83-103. [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Burns-Whitmore B, Haddad E, Sabaté J, Rajaram S. Effects of supplementing n-3 fatty acid enriched eggs and walnuts on cardiovascular disease risk markers in healthy free-living lacto-ovo-vegetarians: a randomized, crossover, free-living intervention study. Nutr J 2014, 13:29   [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM

  • Jabekk PT, Moe IA, Meen HD, Tomten SE, Høstmark AT. Resistance training in overweight women on a ketogenic diet conserved lean body mass while reducing body fat. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2010 Mar 2;7:17. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Krahn B. In defense of the bros. [AARR]
  • Legge A. Should you stop counting calories and macros? [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Aragon AA. Does “reverse dieting” build metabolic capacity? [AARR]

INTERROGATING THE WINNER

  • Aragon AA. Interview with Tom Venuto. [AARR]

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April 2014

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Kocur E. The compelling case against ‘food addiction.’ [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Weaver CM, Dwyer J, Fulgoni VL 3rd, King JC, Leveille GA, Macdonald RS, Ordovas J, Schnakenberg D. Processed foods: contributions to nutrition.  DAm J Clin Nutr. 2014 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Wilson JM, Lowery RP, Joy JM, Andersen JC, Wilson SM, Stout JR, Duncan N, Fuller JC, Baier SM, Naimo MA, Rathmacher J.  The effects of 12 weeks of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate free acid supplementation on muscle mass, strength, and power in resistance-trained individuals: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Theodoratou E, Tzoulaki I, Zgaga L, Ioannidis JP. Vitamin D and multiple health outcomes: umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies and randomised trials. BMJ. 2014 Apr 1;348:g2035. [PubMed] [Full Text]

LESS RECENT GEM 

  • Hubal MJ, Gordish-Dressman H, Thompson PD, Price TB, Hoffman EP, Angelopoulos TJ, Gordon PM, Moyna NM, Pescatello LS, Visich PS, Zoeller RF, Seip RL, Clarkson PM. Variability in muscle size and strength gain after unilateral resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Jun;37(6):964-72. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Klein D. Protein: is it really as bad as they say it is? [AARR]

GOOD QUESTIONS

  • Interviewed by Aragon AA. Dr. Brad Schoenfeld gives the inside scoop on his new study comparing hypertrophy-type and strength-type training. [AARR]

UNPUBLISHED GOLD

  • Hoenselaar R. Response to: Cardiovascular disease mortality and cancer incidence in vegetarians: a meta-analysis and systematic review. [AARR]

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May 2014

EDITOR’S CUTS

  • Minden J. Optimizing activity-based fat loss for aesthetic athletes: Interval or steady-state training? [AARR]
  • Heathers J. How to manipulate research. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Fonseca RM, Roschel H, Tricoli V, de Souza EO, Wilson JM, Laurentino GC, Aihara AY, de Souza Leão AR, Ugrinowitsch C. Changes in exercises are more effective than in loading schemes to improve muscle strength [reviewed by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA]. J Strength Cond Res. 2014 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Tai CY, Joy JM, Falcone PH, Carson LR, Mosman MM, Straight JL, Oury SL, Mendez C, Loveridge NJ, Kim MP, Moon JR. An amino acid-electrolyte beverage may increase cellular rehydration relative to carbohydrate-electrolyte and flavored water beverages. Nutr J 2014, 13:47 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-47 [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM 

  • Davoodi SH, Ajami M, Ayatollahi SA, Dowlatshahi K, Javedan G, Pazoki-Toroudi HR. Calorie shifting diet versus calorie restriction diet: a comparative clinical trial study. Pazoki-Toroudi HR. Int J Prev Med. 2014 Apr;5(4):447-56. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Martinez C, Martinez E. Processed foods – are they really that bad for you? [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Aragon AA. How can you get through to people who *think* they understand the science behind a certain topic? [AARR]

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June 2014

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Syatt J. Internal vs. external cues: science, theory, & practical application. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Zajac A, Poprzecki S, Maszczyk A, Czuba M, Michalczyk M, Zydek G. The effects of a ketogenic diet on exercise metabolism and physical performance in off-road cyclists. Nutrients. 2014 Jun 27;6(7):2493-508. [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Mandair D, Rossi RE, Pericleous M, Whyand T, Caplin ME.  Prostate cancer and the influence of dietary factors and supplements: a systematic review. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2014 Jun 16;11:30. [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM 

  • Peters JC, Wyatt HR, Foster GD, Pan Z, Wojtanowski AC, Vander Veur SS, Herring SJ, Brill C,  Hill JO. The effects of water and non-nutritive sweetened beverages on weight loss during a 12-week weight loss treatment program. Obesity. 2014 May;22(6):1415-21. [Wiley Online]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Legge A. Why you never seem to reach your weight loss goals (and what to do about it).   [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Aragon AA. What’s causing the constant feuding between the CICO and anti-CICO camps? [AARR]

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July 2014

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Israetel M. The Walking Dead: GM food hysteria and the naturalistic fallacy. [AARR]

ALTERNATE PERSPECTIVE

  • Ekren S. Poor posture is not likely causing you pain. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Naude CE, Schoonees A, Senekal M, Young T, Garner P4, Volmink J. Low carbohydrate versus isoenergetic balanced diets for reducing weight and cardiovascular risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 9;9(7):e100652. [PubMed]
  • Negro M, Vandoni M, Ottobrini S, Codrons E, Correale L, Buonocore D, Marzatico F. Protein supplementation with low fat meat after resistance training: effects on body composition and strength. Nutrients. 2014 Aug 4;6(8):3040-9.   [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Mori H.  Effect of timing of protein and carbohydrate intake after resistance exercise on nitrogen balance in trained and untrained young men. Physiol Anthropol. 2014 Aug 6;33(1):24. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM 

  • Acheson KJ, Schutz Y, Bessard T, Anantharaman K, Flatt JP, Jéquier E. Glycogen storage capacity and de novo lipogenesis during masive carbohydrate overfeeding in man. Am J Clin Nutr. 1988 Aug;48(2):240-7. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Legge A. How to set weight loss goals that work [part 2].   [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Aragon AA. Is being “evidence-based” an abused concept in the fitness industry? [AARR]

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August 2014

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Helm ER. What can be achieved as a natural bodybuilder? [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Johnston BC, Kanters S, Bandayrel K, Wu P, Naji F, Siemieniuk RA, Ball GDC, Busse JW, Thorlund K, Guyatt G, Jansen JP, Mills EJ. Comparison of weight loss among named diet programs in overweight and obese adults a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2014;312(9):923-933.  [PubMed]
  • Bazzano LA, Hu T, Reynolds K, Yao L, Bunol C, Liu Y, Chen CS, Klag MJ, Whelton PK, He J. Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets: a randomized trial.   Ann Intern Med. 2014 Sep 2;161(5):309-18. [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Anderson ML.  Evaluation of Resettin® on serum hormone levels in sedentary males. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 Aug 23;11:43. [PubMed]

LESS RECENT GEM 

  • Sanchez M, Darimont C, Drapeau V, Emady-Azar S, Lepage M, Rezzonico E, Ngom-Bru C, Berger B, Philippe L, Ammon-Zuffrey C, Leone P, Chevrier G, St-Amand E, Marette A, Doré J, Tremblay A. Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 supplementation on weight loss and maintenance in obese men and women. Br J Nutr. 2014 Apr 28;111(8):1507-19. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Aragon AA. Artificial sweeteners are now getting accused of causing diabetes, LOL.   [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Interviewed by Aragon AA. Evelyn Kocur answers 2 burning questions (pun semi-intended) about the first & second law of thermodynamics. [AARR]

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September 2014

EDITOR’S CUT

  • Interviewed by Aragon AA. Compound versus isolation exercises: Bret Contreras weighs in on the surrounding issues. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Villanueva MG, Lane CJ, Schroeder ET. Short rest interval lengths between sets optimally enhance body composition and performance with 8 weeks of strength resistance training in older men [reviewed by Menno Henselmans, MSc with distinction, ISSA CPT]. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] [PubMed]
  • Boers I, Muskiet FA, Berkelaar E, Schut E, Penders R, Hoenderdos K, Wichers HJ, Jong MC. Favourable effects of consuming a Palaeolithic-type diet on characteristics of the metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled pilot-study.  Lipids Health Dis. 2014 Oct 11;13(1):160. [Epub ahead of print]  [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Alkhatib A. Yerba Maté (Illex Paraguariensis) ingestion augments fat oxidation and energy expenditure during exercise at various submaximal intensities. Nutrition & Metabolism 2014, 11:42 [N&M]

LESS RECENT GEM 

  • Ashley JM, Herzog H, Clodfelter S, Bovee V, Schrage J, Pritsos C.  Nutrient adequacy during weight loss interventions: a randomized study in women comparing the dietary intake in a meal replacement group with a traditional food group. Nutr J. 2007 Jun 25;6:12. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Israetel M. How to talk to diet fad diehards.    [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Aragon AA. What causes weight loss plateaus, and how can they be overcome? [AARR]

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October/November 2014

EDITOR’S CUTS

  • Trexler E, Helms E. Metabolic adaptation: Unavoidable diet killer, or imaginary boogeyman?  [AARR]
  • Aragon AA. A relatively phat review of dietary fat and health. [AARR]

NUTRITION & EXERCISE

  • Bazyler CD1, Sato K, Wassinger CA, Lamont HS, Stone MH. The efficacy of incorporating partial squats in maximal strength training [reviewed by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA]. J Strength Cond Res. 2014 Nov;28(11):3024-32. [PubMed]
  • Schoenfeld BJ, Aragon AA, Wilborn CD, Krieger JW, Sonmez GT. Body composition changes associated with fasted versus non-fasted aerobic exercise.  J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 Nov 18;11(1):54. [PubMed]

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Clifton PM, Galbraith C, Coles L. Effect of a low dose whey/guar preload on glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes-a randomised controlled trial. Nutrition Journal 2014, 13:103. [Nutrition Journal]

LESS RECENT GEM 

  • Hsu WC, Lau KH, Matsumoto M, Moghazy D, Keenan H, King GL.  Improvement of insulin sensitivity by isoenergy high carbohydrate traditional Asian diet: a randomized controlled pilot feasibility study. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 16;9(9):e106851. [PubMed]

IN THE LAY PRESS

  • Schuler L. A brief history of diet books.   [AARR]
  • Fell J. Celebrities don’t know sh*t about nutrition. [AARR]

GOOD QUESTION

  • Mikolap G. How does rep tempo affect strength and hypertrophy? [AARR]

BACK TO SCHOOL

  • Gregas MK. Beware the blind men and the elephant: Reading and understanding research in context. [AARR]

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