Tag Archives: evidence

Omega-3 fatty acids and the heart: New evidence, more questions

My patients commonly ask me whether they should try one supplement or another. Often my answer is equivocal, because for most supplements we just don’t have enough evidence to give a definite answer. This doesn’t mean that a particular patient couldn’t benefit from a specific supplement; it just means I don’t have standardized research to… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

How COVID-19 drug/vaccine decisions might be based on little evidence

At this point, the Food and Drug Administration could grant emergency-use authorization. In other words, the two vaccines could hinge on the combined results of 64 people. Haseltine concludes: If — or perhaps when — positive early results from these trials are announced, keep my warnings in mind. These protocols seem designed to get a… Read More »

Which diet lifestyle has best quality evidence

Most diet trials comparing macronutrient-varying diets have employed low-intensity best, insufficient to produce significant long-term dietary change. Visual inspection of the funnel plots dose-response analysis suggests little symmetry Supplemental Figure 8. It also has to which improvements in metabolic evidence, including improved insulin sensitivity 84, We found a clear indication quality nonlinear relations between vegetables,… Read More »

Scientists find first direct evidence of ocean mixing across the Gulf Stream

Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence of the so-called Gulf Stream “blender effect,” where the waters mix on either side of the current. The University of Maryland led the research, which is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current in the Western North… Read More »