October 2021

October 30

Massage doesn’t just make muscles feel better, it makes them heal faster and stronger
Science Translational Medicine 

Magnetic stimulation of the brain can improve episodic memory
PLOS Biology September 28, 2021

Women who breastfeed exhibit cognitive benefits after age 50.
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/emph/eoab027 

Zinc chloride mouthwash limits chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis and weight loss
BMC Oral Health. 2021;21(1):364.

Beyond Meat implodes after reporting catastrophic Q3 sales
By Deena Shanker and John J Edwards III, Bloomberg, October 22, 2021

Space travel and low back pain
By Vanessa Wasta, www.nextgov.com, October 29, 2021

Luvox (fluvoxamine)(antidepressant) helps Covid
The Lancet, Published October 27, 2021

Jabs do not reduce risk of passing Covid within household
By Nicola Davis, The Guardian, October 28, 2021

October 23

Using an erythrocytes fatty acid fingerprint to predict risk of all-cause mortality: the Framingham Off
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab195

Coffee lowers risk of breast cancer recurrence
Br J Cancer. 2021;124(11):1873-1881.

Does eating nuts lead to better breast cancer outcomes?
International Journal of Cancer, First published: 19 October 2021

People wonder if they should keep calm and carry on in the face of delta plus variant
By Michaeleen Doucleff,  NPR, October 22, 2021

Mushroom-derived chemotherapy shows promise
By Annie Lennon, Medical News Today, October 19, 2021

Association of macronutrients and dietary patterns with risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in Black Women’s Health Study
Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Oct 4;114(4):1486-1494

Effect of carbohydrate-restricted dietary interventions on LDL particle size and number in adults in the context of weight loss or weight maintenance: a systemic review and meta-analysis
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 114, Issue 4, October 2021, Pages 1455–1466

Prozac pegged as potential first treatment for a leading cause of blindness
By Josh Barney, University of Virginia, October 21, 2021

Mediterranean diet linked with long-term health benefits for teenagers
University of Calabria

Digital addictions are drowning us in dopamine
By Anna Lembke, The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2021

E-cigarettes don’t help smokers stay off cigarettes, study suggests
JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2128810. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28810

October 16

Havana syndrome isn’t a ‘global experiment in mass suggestion’ not a targeted attack on CIA officers
By Padraig Collins for Daily Mail Australia, October 1, 2021

Mushroom consumption may lower risk of depression
NeuroscienceNews.com, October 11, 2021

Meat and mental health: A meta-analysis of meat consumption, depression, and anxiety
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Published online: 06 Oct 2021

Changes in body mass index among children and adolescents during the Covid-19 pandemic
JAMA. 2021;326(14):1434-1436. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15036

Severe Covid-19 infection and pediatric comorbidities: A systemic review and meta-analysis
Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Feb; 103:246-256

Molnupiravir vs Covid-19: Will the drug live up to the hype?
By Katharine Lang, Medical News Today, October 14, 2021

Omega-3’s tame inflammation in elderly Covid-19 patients
By Neil Osterwell, MDedge, October 13, 2021

Quercetin with the potential effect on allergic diseases
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology Volume 16, Article number: 36 (2020)  14, 2020

Prospective study of a diabetes risk reduction diet and the risk of breast cancer
Am J Clin Nutr 2020;112:1492-1503

October 9

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists seek one vaccine for many coronaviruses
By Betsy McKay, The World Street Journal, October 4, 3021

Doctors work to treat, understand post-vaccine shoulder injury
SIRVA is mainly in the medicolegal realm, but physicians acknowledge its rare possibility
By Kristina Fiore, MedPage Today, September 9, 2021

Iron deficiency in middle age is linked with higher risk of developing heart disease
ESC Heart Fail, 2021 DOI: 10.1002/ehf2.13589

Diet soda may prompt food cravings, especially in women and people with obesity
By Allison Aubrey,  NPR, October 7, 2021

Vitamin C supplementation promotes mental vitality in healthy young adults: results from a cross-sectional analysis and a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Exercise appears to improve bone structure, not density
Osteoporos Int (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-021-06083-2

Two Indian drugmakers to end trials of generic Merck pill for moderate COVID-19
By Shivani Singh and Anuron Kumar Mitra, Neha Arora, Reuters, October 8, 2021

Merck sells federally financed Covid pill to US for 40 times what it costs to make
By Sharon Lerner,  The Intercept, October 5, 2021

The big number: Number of states with residents facing obesity rises from 9 to 16
By Elijah Davis, October 4, 2021

Research associates excess body weight with COVID-19 mortality
Public Health in Practice, Volume 2, November 2021, 100179

Increases in Covid-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States
Eur J Epidemiol. 2021 Sep 30: 1-4.

Studies confirm waning immunity from Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine
By Maggie Fox, CNN, October 7, 2021

Were California county mask mandates effective against delta? Here’s what the data says.
By Eric Ting, SFGATE, October 4, 2021

People are getting Moderna ‘boosters’ anyway
By Kristina Fiore, MedPage Today, September 30, 2021

October 2

DHA and folic acid


Glycosylated  hemoglobin is associated with systemic inflammation, hypercoagulability, and prognosis of Covid-19 patients
Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2020 Jun;164:108214. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108214. Epub 2020 May 18.

A machine-generated view of the role of blood glucose levels in the severity of COVID-19
Front Public Health. 2021 July 28;9:695139.

New data strengthen the case for a simple diet that could protect against Alzheimer’s
Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 683-692, 2021

Adherence to dietary guidelines and cognitive decline from middle age: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 114, Issue 3, September 2021, Pages 871–881

Covid will soon be endemic, thank goodness
By Monica Gandhi, WSJ, September 30, 2021

An emerging antiviral takes aim at Covid-19
by Bethany Halford, https://cen.acs.org, May 5, 2020

Lower Volumes, higher speeds: Changes to crash type, timing, and severity on urban roads from Covid-19 stay-at-home policies
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, First Published September 23, 2021

Intermittent fasting can help manage metabolic disease
Endocrine Reviews, 2021; DOI: 10.1210/endrev/bnab027

Improved diet quality is associated with decreased concentrations of inflammatory markers in adults with uncontrolled asthma
Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Sep1;114(3):1012-1027.

Dairy fat from milk, butter, and cheese could actually prevent a heart attack
by Study Finds, September 21, 2021

Sticking to low-fat dairy may not be the only heart-healthy option, study shows.
PLOS Medicine, 2021; 18 (9): e1003763 

Impact of low-fat and full-fat dairy foods on fasting lipid profile and blood pressure: exploratory endpoints of a randomized controlled trial
Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Sep1;114(3):882-892.

DHEA as support for female libido and fertility
By Carrie Decker, ND, https://todayspractitioner.com, May 19, 2021

Polyunsaturated fatty acids and brain morphology
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 114, Issue 1, July 2021, Pages 124–133

Associations of breastfeeding with childhood autoimmunity, allergies, and overweight: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 114, Issue 1, July 2021, Pages 134–142

Longitudinal associations of fruit juice intake in infancy with DXA-measured abdominal adiposity in mid-childhood and early adolescence
Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Jul 1;114(1):117-123.

Maternal oral contraceptive pill use and the risk of atopic diseases in the offspring
J Obstet Gynecologic Neonatal Nurs 2020, DOI:10.1097/MD.0000000000019607


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