Category: Nutrition

The “Evidence” for Prodovite Is Junk Science

Prodovite is a liquid nutritional supplement marketed as "nutrition you can feel." The claims are pseudoscientific nonsense and the single unblinded clinical study is junk science that relies on a bogus test: live cell microscopy.

/ March 12, 2019

Keto Diet for Neurological Disorders

Does the ketogenic diet work for epilepsy or other neurological disorders? While the consensus is that it probably does, the evidence is surprisingly thin.

/ February 20, 2019

Caffeine Withdrawal Headaches

Caffeine is not addictive. Regular users of caffeine can develop tolerance and mild physical dependence, and sudden withdrawal can cause headaches and other symptoms (but only in half the population). This is does not qualify as addiction.

/ February 5, 2019

Your gout, your fault?

Is gout a consequence of lifestyle choices? Or is it mainly genetics?

/ December 13, 2018

Update on Low Calorie Sweeteners

An updated review of the science finds that artificial sweeteners are still a safe and effective option for weight management.

/ November 7, 2018

Fish Oil Doesn’t Help Dry Eyes

Dry eyes? Despite guidelines that recommend fish oil consumption, a new trial demonstrate that they are not effective.

/ September 20, 2018

No Benefit from Fish Oil

A new systematic review of clinical trials shows no clear benefit to consuming omega-3 fatty acids in food or supplements.

/ August 8, 2018

The Trans Fat 51-Day Half-Life Myth

Various websites repeat the myth that trans fats are slowly metabolized, with a 51-day half-life. There is no evidence for that claim.

/ August 7, 2018

Multivitamins and Vascular Disease

Yet another massive meta-analysis shows no health benefit to routine supplementation with vitamins or minerals.

/ July 11, 2018

Vitamin D and the relationship to colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is common. A new study examines the relationship with vitamin D levels.

/ June 28, 2018