December 2023

December 16

Michelle Obama’s good intentions
By James Freeman, WSJ Dec 14, 2023

Concerns that may limit the utility of Zuranolone
JAMA. Published online December 15, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.26103

Higher second-trimester iron and vitamin D levels minimize depression symptoms later in pregnancy
J Nutr. 2023 Nov 19:S0022-3166(23)72735-1. doi: 10,1016/j.tjnut,10,029. Online ahead of print.

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NutraIngredients USA

Continued treatment with Tirzepatide for maintenance of weight reduction in adults with obesity
JAMA. Published online December 11, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.24945 

Oprah Winfrey reveals she uses weight-loss medication as a ‘maintenance tool’: I’m absolutely done with the shaming
By Elizabeth Leonard,  People  December 13, 2023

Cognitive effects of nicotine: recent progress
Curr Neuropharmacol. 2018 May; 16(4): 403–414.

Smoking causes brain shrinkage, study finds
Biological Psychiatry Global Open Science. Dec. 11, 2023. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpsgos.2023.09.006

Sixty-four percent of lesser-known brands of Astaxanthin supplements sold on and failed potency tests, according to new data from NOW’s award winning testing program.
By Stephen Daniells, NutraIngredients USA  August 21, 2023

NIH-funded longevity study shows astaxanthin extends lifespan
By Eleanor Garth, Longevity.Technology  December 6, 2023

WSJ Pfizer $3.5 B cost-cutting effort
By Jared S. Hopkins, The Wall Street Journal  December 14, 2023

December 9

US men die 6 years before women, as life expectancy gap widens
JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 13, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.6041

Air cleaners don’t stop you from getting sick
Submitted to medRxiv, 2023 DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.15.23291419

High blood pressure: sodium may not be the culprit
By Tim Newman, MedNewsToday April 25, 2017

Effect of dietary sodium on blood pressure
JAMA. Published online November 11, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.23651

Repeated blast exposures may harm the brain health of military personnel
Journal of Neurotrauma, Published Online:11 Nov 2023

Stronger thighs muscles may help prevent knee replacement surgery
By Tony Hicks,  November 28, 2023

Why eating red meat and dairy could actually prevent cancer
Nature volume 623, pages1034–1043 (2023)

Vit D for ACs
Pharmaceuticals 2023, 16(2), 262;

High altitude training shows promise for patients ahead of surgery
Anaesthesia, 2023; 78 (12): 1472 DOI: 10.1111/anae.16158

High-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in pregnancy and risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in the children at age 10
Anaesthesia, 2023; 78 (12): 1472 DOI: 10.1111/anae.16158

Pregnant women are missing vital nutrients needed for them and their babies
PLOS Medicine, 2023; 20 (12): e1004260 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004260

Is sparkling water bad for your teeth?
By Lindsey Bever, Washington Post  December 1, 2023

Carnival cruise line slaps Texas mom with lifetime ban after she brought CBD ‘sleep tight’ gummies on ship
By Allie Griffin, Washington Post, November 17, 2023

Effect of dietary coenzyme Q10 plus NADH supplementation on fatigue perception and health related quality of life in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
Nutrients 2021 Jul 30;13(8):2658. doi: 10.3390/nu13082658. PMID: 34444817; PMCID: PMC8399248.

Effects of six-month creating supplementation on patient and clinician reported outcomes, and tissue creatine levels in patients with post COVID-19 fatigue syndrome
Food Science & Nutrition  Volume 11, Issue 11, November  2023, pages 6899-9606.

New study shows 1000mg nicotinamide riboside improved walking in PAD patients
By Ezra Marbach,  November 17, 2023

December 2

Efficacy and safety of auricular acupuncture for depression
JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(11):e2345138. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.45138JAMA network

Twin research indicates that a vegan diet improves cardiovascular health
By Emily Moskal,  November 3, 2023

Understand the benefits of laser cataract surgery  June 1, 2022

Chinese hospitals overwhelmed by sick children
By Allysia Finley, WSJ November 26, 2023

Omega-3 may be an “effective add-on therapeutic “ for depression
By Olivia Brown,  November 23, 2023

Pfizer is sued by Texas over COVID vaccine claims
By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters  November 30, 2023

Brain implant may enable communication from thoughts alone
Nature Communications, 2023; 14 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-42555-1

Association between tomato consumption and blood pressure in an older population at high cardiovascular risk: observational analysis of PREDIMED trial
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2023 Nov 24:zwad363. doi: 10.1093/eurjpc/zwad363. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38001046.

Flexible work hours can make your heart 10 years younger
Study Finds, November 8, 2023

Popular weight-loss drug Semaglutide might help with alcohol dependence
By Ed Cara, Gizmodo published November 28, 2023

Why blood type seems to be linked with COVID-19 risk
JAMA Network, August 16, 2023

Soccer heading linked to measurable decline in brain function
ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 November 2023.


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