January 2021

January 30

South African COVID variant found in US
By Ralph Ellis, WedMD, Jan 28, 2021

Why scientists are very worried about the variant from Brazil
By Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR,  January 27, 2021

Addressing the potential role of curcumin in the prevention of COVID-19 by targeting the Nsp9 replicase protein through molecular docking
Arch Microbiol. 2021 Jan 18: 1–6.

Can oregano oil help treat a cold?
by Zawn Villines, Medical News Today,  June 29, 2020

Controversy flares over ivermectin for COVID-19
By Marcia Frellick, Medscape,  January 20, 2021

Hydroxychloroquine May have some use to treat COVID after all, NJ study shows
By Abbott Koloff, NorthJersey.com, January 21, 2021

Great concept with unfulfilled promises: The Omron Heart Guide Blood Pressure smartwatch review
The Medical Futurist, July 16, 2019

COVID-19 May alter gut microbiota
By Heidi Splete MDedge News, February 1, 2021

Vegan diet in young children remodels metabolism and challenges the statuses of essential nutrients
EMBO Mol Med (2021)e13492

Japanese people may have gained longevity by balancing their diets
The Economist,  JAN 16TH 2021

Large study weighs in on ‘fat but fit’ paradox
European Heart Journal, Volume 39, Issue 17, 01 May 2018, Pages 1514-1520

About time: eating timing is a complex risk factor for obesity
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 113, Issue 1, January 2.021, Pages 5-6

US intelligence officials say Chinese government is collecting Americans’ DNA
By Jon Wertheim, CBS News, January 31, 2021

January 23

Relationship between afternoon napping and cognitive function in the age ins Chinese population
BMJ General Psychiatry 2021, Volume 34, Issue 1

Exercising muscle combats chronic inflammation on its own
Science Advances, 2021 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.eabd9502

The effect of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on exercise-induced muscle damage
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Published: 13 January 2021

NAD+ can restore age-related muscle deterioration
Cell reports, Sci Transl Med. 2016 Oct 19; 8(361): 361ra139.

One small alcoholic drink a day is linked to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation
European Heart Journal, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa953  

‘No limit’-the more exercise the better, heart health finds
By Kate Kelland, Reuters, January 12, 2021

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs dampen the cytokines and antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection
Journal of Virology, 2021; DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00014-21 

Study suggests a link between stress and cancer coming back
Science Translational Medicine,  January 14, 2021, by NCI Staff

Hydrogen peroxide inhalation causing interstitial lung disease
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2015;191:A1537 

Fuzzy data obscure full damage of virus
By Jo Craven McGinty, WSJ,  January 22, 2021

UK strain may be deadlier
By Max Colchester and Joanna Sugden, WSJ, January 22, 2021

The new Covid-19 strain in South Africa: what we know
By Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ Jan 22, 2021

January 16

Covid’s indirect toll on the heart-2020 was an unusual year for cardiovascular testing, deaths
By Nicole Lou, Medpage Today, January 12, 2021

Kyrie Irving’s partying detour will cost him a fortune
By Greg Joyce, January 15, 2021

MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson’s disease
Movement Disorders, 2021; DOI: 10.1002/mds.28464  

Consumption of kiwi fruit capsules increases fecal bacterium prausnitzii abundance in functionally constipated individuals: a randomized controlled human trial
J Nutr Sci. 2017 Oct 12;6:e52.  

Gut microbiota composition reflects disease severity and dysfunctional immune responses in patients with COVID-19
Gut, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2020-323020

Anger increases susceptibility to misinformation
Experimental Psychology. 2020 May;67(3):202-209

Diet curbs GERD beyond acid suppressants
By Diana Swift, January 4, 2021

Increased weight loading reduces body weight and body fat in obese subjects-A proof of concept randomized clinical trial
The Lancet, VOLUME 22, 100338, MAY 01, 2020  

Metformin use is associated with reduced mortality in a diverse population with COVID-19 and diabetes
Frontiers in Endocrinology 2021

6 months on a low-carb diet linked to remission from type 2 diabetes
By Andrea Michelson,  Jan 13, 2021

Including unhealthy foods may diminish positive effects of an otherwise healthy diet
Sciencedaily.com, January 9, 2021

Association of maternal fructose and sugar-sweetened beverage and juice Intake during lactation with infant neurodevelopmental outcomes at 24 months
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 112, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages 1516–1522

Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of frailty in women 60 years old or older
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Volume 112, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages 1540–1546

Yogurt consumption and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 112, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages 1540–1546

Selenium, antioxidants, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Dec 10;112(6):1642-1652.  

January 9

Heating extra-virgin olive oil decreases its polyphenol content
Antioxidants (Basel). 2020 Jan; 9(1): 77. Published online 2020 Jan 16.

Does eating tomatoes prevent prostate cancer?
Cancer Causes & Control volume 31, pages341–351(2020) 

Ginger counters certain autoimmune disease in mice
JCl Insight Published December 29, 2020

A scary amount of nutrition science has deep ties to the food industry, study reveals
By Carly Cassella, Science Alert, December 26, 2020

Coconut Oil’s benefits to Alzheimer’s ignored in NY Times attack, says Dr. Leslie Norns of MC1911.com
Associated Press, January 7, 2021

Does coconut oil deserve its health halo?
By Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, Jan 4, 2021

Medium-chain triglyceride oil consumption as part of a weight-loss diet does not lead to an adverse metabolic profile when compared to olive oil
J Am Coll Nutr, Volume 27, 2008 – Issue 5

Whole Foods CEO takes heat for saying the best healthcare solution is ‘to change the way people eat’
By Eric Todisco Jan 5, 2021

Vaccinated but sick with COVID-19)
by Amanda D’Ambrosio, Medpagetoday.com, January 7, 2021

What’s behind the Ivermectin-for-COVID buzz?
by Kristina Fiore, Medpagetoday.com, January 6, 2021

Inflatable Christmas costume suspected in deadly COVID outbreak in San Jose emergency room
By Joel B. Pollak, Jan 4, 2021

Thailand clears use of herbal medicine for Covid-19 treatment
By Suttinee Yuvejwattana,  Bloomberg, December 30, 2020

Connecticut coronavirus update: Greenwich Hospital using hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat COVID.
November 24, 2020

BMJ urges NYT to correct vaccine ‘mixing’ article
BBC News, January 2, 2021

After COVID infection, antibodies highly protective for months
NEJM

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