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#398: Carole Hooven, PhD – Testosterone: Behavioural Endocrinology & Sex Differences

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Carole Hooven, PhD, is lecturer and codirector of undergraduate studies in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She earned her PhD at Harvard, studying behavioral endocrinology and evolution of sex differences in humans (physiology, behavior and cognition). She has recently written a book on how testosterone influences behaviour and explains many sex differences. The book is titled ‘T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us’.

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#395: Prof. Carel Le Roux – Current Thinking in Obesity Treatment

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Professor le Roux is an expert in metabolic medicine and is currently a Professor of Experimental Pathology, University College Dublin. He is recognised as a world leader in metabolism and obesity. Professor le Roux’s clinical focus is in the management of Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular risk and other metabolic disorders. Professor Carel le Roux has been published extensively and currently holds a number of editorial roles for journals in his field including, Clinical Obesity and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

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#394: Gar Benn – Nutrition Coaching Q&A

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Gar Benn is the Head of Coaching at Sigma Nutrition, where he works with nutrition coaching clients and oversees the coaching services. He is the owner of CityGym Limerick, a powerlifting-centric gym in Ireland. And he is also the co-founder of the European Powerlifting Confernce and Titan Ireland.

Gar is a qualifed nutrition coach and has completed courses in Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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#393: Vitamin D: Does Supplementation Actually Improve Health?

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Vitamin D status is linked to a variety of health outcomes, and avoiding or correcting deficiency is important. However, does supplementing with vitamin D actually benefit most people? Is there evidence for supplementation improving health outcomes like mortality, cancer risk, depression or other outcomes? In this episode Danny and Alan look at intervention trials of vitamin D supplementation.

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#392: Clare Pettinger, PhD, RD – Environmentally Sustainable Diets & Food Access

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Dr. Clare Pettinger is a Registered Dietitian, Public Health Nutritionist and experienced educator. Based at the Universtity of Plymouth, UK, Dr. Pettinger is actively engaged in community-focussed research around food systems, poverty and social justice. She is an enthusiastic ‘sustainability advocate’ involved in promoting environmentally sustainable diets for nutrition professionals and Allied Health Professioinals.

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#384: Research Review: The Interference Effect & Concurrent Training

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Greg Nuckols Greg Nuckols is the founder of StrongerByScience.com, a website that provides comprehensive information about how to get stronger and more jacked. Greg, along with Eric Helms, Eric Trexler and Mike Zourdos, creates the monthly research review MASS (Monthly Applications in Strength Sports), which breaks down some of the recent research carried out that is relevant to strength athletes, bodybuilders and powerlifters. Mike Zourdos, PhD Dr. Mike Zourdos, Ph.D is an …

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#382: Andy Morgan – Planning Phases of Body Composition Change

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Andy Morgan Andy Morgan is the founder of RippedBody.com and an online coach. He co-authored the Muscle & Strength Pyramids books along with Dr. Eric Helms and Andrea Valdez. He has published a host of excellent nutrition and training resources in the form of ebooks, articles and podcasts, which can be found on the Ripped Body website. He recently released the third edition of the Diet Adjustments Manual. In this episode we …

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#381: Prof. Chris Packard – LDL Cholesterol, ApoB & Atherosclerosis

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Professor Chris Packard Prof. Chris Packard holds an Honorary Professorship of Vascular Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow. Over his career, Professor Packard has focussed on two aspects of atherosclerosis research, lipoprotein metabolism and how it is affected by diets and drugs, and large-scale clinical trials of lipid lowering agents. He is acknowledged as one of the leading researchers in the world in this field. Prof Packard has published widely on the kinetics …

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#380: Prof. Barry Popkin – The Nutrition Transition & Using Policy Actions to Create Healthier Diets

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Barry Popkin, PhD Prof. Barry Popkin is the W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a nutrition and obesity researcher at the Carolina Population Center and is the director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Obesity at UNC. He developed the concept of the Nutrition Transition, the study of the dynamic shifts in dietary intake and physical activity patterns and trends …

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#379: Obesity & Chronic Disease Risk with Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Spencer Nadolsky, DO Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is a board-certified obesity specialist, lipidologist, and family physician. Dr. Spencer uses lifestyle as medicine to treat and prevent chronic disease via telemedicine. He speaks all around the world about weight loss and health and is also the author of The Fat Loss Prescription and The Natural Way to Beat Diabetes. In this episode we discuss: BMI: strengths and limitations Adipose tissue type and relevance to risk …

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#377: Herman Pontzer, PhD – Metabolism, Mitochondria & Evolutionary Biology

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Herman Pontzer,PhD Herman Pontzer, PhD is an Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University and Associate Research Professor of Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute. He is an internationally recognized researcher in human energetics and evolution. Over two decades of research in the field and laboratory, Dr. Pontzer has conducted pathbreaking studies across a range of settings, including fieldwork with Hadza hunter-gatherers in northern Tanzania, fieldwork on chimpanzee ecology …

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#376: Kevin Hall, PhD – Plant-based Diet vs. Ketogenic Diet: Impact on Calorie Intake

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Kevin Hall, PhD Dr. Kevin Hall, PhD is Senior Chief of the Integrative Physiology Section of the Laboratory of Biological Modeling at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). His laboratory investigates how metabolism and the brain adapt in response to a variety of interventions to diet and physical activity. They carry out studies to better understand the complex mechanisms regulating macronutrient metabolism, body composition, and energy expenditure. …

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#374: How to Plan a Fighter’s Diet

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Episode Information In this episode Danny becomes the interviewee, as he is interviewed by sports dietitian and owner of The Fight Dietitian, Jordan Sullivan RD. Jordan oversees the diet of several UFC athletes, including champions Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski. Danny and Jordan have an in-depth chat about all aspects of nutrition and weight cutting for combat sport athletes, including the concept of the “52 week fight camp” and Danny’s five-phase model of combat …

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#373: Alcohol & Health: Is Zero Better Than Some?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus:  [03:40] In this episode Danny and Alan discuss the health impacts of alcohol and take a look at the research to answer whether alcohol should be viewed as having a J-shaped curve of risk or zero alcohol being better than any amount. Referenced Material: WHO Statistics – Harmful Use of Alcohol Wood et al., 2018 – Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599,912 current drinkers …

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#372: Mike Israetel, PhD – Bodybuilding, Avoiding Suffering & Lessons for Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Mike Israetel, PhD Dr. Mike Israetel​ is the cofounder of Renaissance Periodization, holds a PhD in Sport Physiology from East Tennessee State University. Currently a professor in the strength and hypertrophy masters program at Lehman College, Mike has taught several courses at multiple universities, including Nutrition for Public Health, Advanced Sports Nutrition and Exercise, and Nutrition and Behavior. Originally from Moscow, Russia, he has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition to …

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#371: Dietary Cholesterol – Are Eggs & Cholesterol-rich Foods a Cause for Concern?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus:  [00:51] In this episode Danny and Alan discuss the debate over the impact of dietary cholesterol on LDL-C levels and heart disease risk. Are eggs & cholesterol-rich foods a problem? Let’s dive into the research to find out! Referenced Material: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 – 2025 Hegsted et al., 1993 – Dietary fat and serum lipids: an evaluation of the experimental data Human Atherosclerosis and the Diet – Ancel …

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#370: Jake Mey, PhD, RD – Dietetics, Evidence-based Practice & Translating Science into Advice

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Jacob Mey, PhD, RD Dr. Jake Mey is a registered dietitan and a human nutrition researcher. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. His work focuses on diet, muscle & metabolism. Dr. Mey has a PhD in human nutrition and kinesology. In this episode we discuss: Are the dietary guidelines “wrong”? How can we translate findings from nutritional science into actionable, food-based advice? Barriers to being an …

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#369: Prof. Jason Gill – Population Cardiometabolic Disease Risk: Impact of Strength, Fitness & Activity

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Jason Gill, PhD Professor Jason Gill is a Professor of Cardiometabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He leads an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level. He is a past Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) …

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#368: Shannon Beer – Intentional Eating, Flourishing Health & Behavioural Psychology

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Shannon Beer Shannon Beer is a nutritionist, working with people via online coaching and mentoring, with the goal of helping people improve their health through facilitating lasting behaviour change. In collaboration with Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro, she has developed a coaching framework that applies motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral coaching, and acceptance and commitment therapy-aligned processes in a client-centered alliance toward their own values-based goals. This ‘Comprehensive Coaching’ model facilitates long-term behavior change and …

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#367: Gabrielle Fundaro, PhD – Mindful Eating, Facilitating Health Behaviour Change & Client-centred Coaching

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Gabrielle Fundaro, PhD Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro is a nutrition/health coach who focuses on facilitating behavior change, embodying a positive relationship with food, cultivating positive body image, and improving sport performance. Dr. Fundaro is a former Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Georgia Gwinnett College and holds a PhD in Human Nutrition and Exercise. She is currently a board member of both the Nutrition Coaching Global Mastermind (NCGM) and the Sports Nutrition Association …

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#366: Listener Q&A

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts In this episode Danny and Alan answer some listener questions, covering a range of topics, including hunger cues, weight-neutral appraoches, body fat distribution, and breakfast and cognition, among others. The guys also discuss the most interesting thing they’ve learned this year and resources on critical thinking. Questions Answered: [08:40] What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt this year? [16:30] Is the cliche “hacks to survive the holiday period” a damaging narrative? [18:32] Is the …

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#365: David Robert Grimes, PhD – Conspiracy Theories & Bad Information: Why Are We Susceptible?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information David Robert Grimes, PhD Dr. David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher and a science journalist. In addition to his cancer research, he has also published peer-reviewed work on conspiracy theories, meta-research and health modelling. Dr. Grimes is the author of the fantastic book The Irrational Ape: Why We Fall for Disinformation, Conspiracy Theory and Propaganda. And given his keen interest in advancing the public understanding of science, he contributes to …

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#364: Jake Linardon, PhD – Disordered Eating: Impact of Macro Tracking & Social Media

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Jake Linardon, PhD Dr. Jake Linardon is a Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on eating disorders, with a primary focus on testing and evaluating a broad range of treatment approaches for eating disorders. Dr. Linardon is particularly interested in understanding how modern information technology can be used to help those most in need. In this episode we discuss: Psychological vs behavioural patterns of disordered eating …

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#363: Public Health Policy vs. Personal Responsibility: Evidence vs. Ideology

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus: Public Health Policy vs. Individual Responsibility [07:29] In this episode Danny and Alan discuss the evidence for public health nutrition interventions, how health inequalities are driven by socioeconomic factors, and how ideology and simplistic rhetoric about “personal responsibility” can get in the way. References: Rose, 2001 – Sick individuals and sick populations Marmot, 2020 – Society and the slow burn of inequality Mozaffarian et al., 2018 – Role of government …

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#362: Alistair Monteyne – Impact of Mycoprotein & Vegan Diets on Muscle Protein Synthesis

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Alistair Monteyne Alistair Monteyne is the lead author on some recent RCTs examining the impact of mycoprotein on muscle protein synthesis. Alistair is currently a PhD student at the University of Exeter, and has a MSc. in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University. In this episode we discuss: What is mycoprotein? Nutritional profile of mycoprotein Are there safety concerns? Muscle protein synthesis as the target of protein-based meals to build/repair muscle …

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#361: Sarah Berry, PhD – The PREDICT Study, Postprandial Metabolism & Personalised Nutrition

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Sarah Berry, PhD Dr Sarah Berry is a researcher and senior lecturer in nutritional science at King’s College London. Her research interests relate to the influence of dietary components on markers of cardiovascular disease risk; with a particular focus on the influence of food and fat structure on postprandial metabolism. Dr. Berry has been the academic leader for more than 30 human nutrition studies in cardio-metabolic health. Her research also focuses on …

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#360: Nick Hiebert – Micronutrients, Anti-nutrients and Non-essential Nutrients

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Nick Hiebert Nick Hiebert writes about nutrition science on his site The Nutrivore, as well as exclusive, comprehnsive posts on his Patreon page. He is the creator of the “Nutrient Density Cheat Sheet”, a nutrition ranking tool for hundreds of whole foods. Nick has a deep interest in a host of nutrition science topics, from nutrient density to saturated fat & cardiovascular disease. He does a lot of deep analysis of raw …

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#359: Calorie Confusion – (Mis)Understanding Energy Balance

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus: Calories In, Calories Out [02:15] In this episode Danny and Alan discuss the common misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the energy balance equation, leading to problematic debates over the validity of ‘calories in, calories out’. Sigma Statement: The “Calories In, Calories Out” Confusion: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Energy Balance “I Have a Question!” [60:17] Today’s question: “Can you explain what a dose-response relationship is?” Quack Asylum [70:20] Claims by Gary …

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#358: Coffee & Health

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus: Coffee and Health [01:50] In this episode Danny and Alan discuss the health impacts of coffee consumption, including long-term protective influence on disease risk, acute impacts, optimal dosages, genetic differences in metabolism and the influence of the bioactive compounds in coffee. Coffee’s influence on disease risk: CVD. hypertension, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Parkinson’s, Depression Fast vs slow metabolism of caffeine – CYP1A2 Side effects of different doses Acute Impacts: Alertness, cognitive performance, Impact …

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#357: Nicky Keay, MB BChir – Female Athletes: Hormones, Energy Availability & the Menstrual Cycle

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Nicky Keay MB BChir, MRCP Dr Nicky Keay is a medical doctor (MB BChir, MRCP) with specific training in endocrinology. She has published related to female athlete hormone profiling, energy availability, and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S). As a Research Fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital, she was part of the international medical team which developed an anti-doping test for growth hormone. Dr. Keay studied medicine at Cambridge University, gained membership of …

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#356: Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD – Plant-based Diets, Meal Timing & Meal Frequency

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD Dr. Hana Kahleova is the director of clinical research at the Physicians Committee and directs research testing the effect a plant-based diet has on metabolism, insulin function, fitness, and mental health, as well as studying the impact meal timing and meal frequency have on metabolism and body weight. Dr. Kahleova earned her doctorate in nutrition and diabetes and her medical degree from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. …

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#355: Is Time-restricted Eating Dead?: A Closer Look

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus: Time-Restricted Eating [05:14] Lowe et al., 2020 – TREAT RCT Sutton et al., 2018 – Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes Hutchinson et al., 2019 – Time‐Restricted Feeding Improves Glucose Tolerance in Men at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Crossover Trial Gabel et al., 2018 – Effects of 8-hour time restricted feeding on body weight …

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#354: Problems with the Meta-Analysis in Nutrition

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus: Problems with Meta-analyses in Nutrition Science [08:50] Chowdhury et al., 2014 – Association of dietary, circulating, and supplement fatty acids with coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis Kang et al., 2020 – Dietary saturated fat intake and risk of stroke: Systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies Siri-Tarino et al., 2010 – Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease Barnard, …

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#353: James Hébert, ScD – Dietary Inflammatory Index

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information James Hébert, ScD Dr. James Hébert is a nutritional and cancer epidemiologist, currently a distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Hébert’s professional focus for the past several years has been on developing and refining the Dietary Inflammatory Index™ (DII®), which has now been established as an effective research tool. Dr. Hébert is also a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, a Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical …

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#352: Do Diets Even Work in the Long-term? – A Look at Weight Loss Maintenance

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus: Weight Regain vs Weight Loss Maintenance [02:56] Pownall et al., 2015 – Changes in Body Composition over Eight Years in a Randomized Trial of a Lifestyle Intervention: The Look AHEAD Study Purcell et al., 2014 – The effect of rate of weight loss on long-term weight management: a randomised controlled trial Thomas et al., 2014 – Weight-loss maintenance for 10 years in the National Weight Control Registry “I Have a …

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#351: Prof. Glenn Gibson – Human Gut Bacteriology, Prebiotics & Probiotics

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Prof. Glenn Gibson, PhD Glenn Gibson is Professor of Food Microbiology at University of Reading. He has been researching bacteria in the gut for over 30 years. Together with his colleague Marcel B. Roberfroid, both researchers coined the term prebiotics in their 1995 paper. He has published over 450 research papers and 8 books. He currently researches acute and chronic gut disease, with specific projects on probiotics and prebiotics, gas production, gut …

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#350: Peter Olusoga, PhD & Hugh Gilmore – Coaching Burnout: The Research & Applied Psychology

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Peter Olusoga, PhD Dr Peter Olusoga is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. His current research focuses on stress, burnout and wellbeing in sports, with a particular interest in high-performance environments and elite coaching. In addition to research, Peter is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and is an active sport psychology consultant, working with athletes and teams in a variety of sports. Hugh Gilmore Hugh …

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#349: Prof. Naomi Allen – How the UK Biobank is Powering Chronic Disease Research

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Name Professor Naomi Allen was appointed Chief Scientist for UK Biobank in 2019, having joined UK Biobank in November 2011 as Senior Epidemiologist. She is Professor of Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, with a keen research interest in cancer epidemiology. At UK Biobank she is responsible for following-up participants both through linkage with routine health-related datasets, and through web-based questionnaires. She is also involved in developing …

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#348: Omega-3 Supplementation & Heart Disease

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Today’s Topic in Focus: Omega-3 Supplementation & Heart Disease [01:52] 2018 Cochrane Review ASCEND Trial VITAL Trial REDUCE-IT GISSI-Prevenzione Hu et al., 2019 Meta-analysis “I Have a Question!” [66:30] Today’s listener question: “What do you guys think of the new obesity guidelines (UK government plan)?” Details: UK government press release Quack Asylum [87:00] Is a gram of PUFA in chicken worse than 250g of sugar from honey? Random Recommendations [94:20] Alan: Shelock – Netflix …

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#347: Alex Thomas – Advancing the Sports Nutritionist Profession

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Alex Thomas Alex Thomas is the founder of Sports Nutrition Association (SNA), which is global association that contains Sports Nutrition Australia, Sports Nutrition NewZealand, Sports Nutrition Asia, and Sports Nutrition USA. Alex is an experienced Clinical Accredited Sports Nutritionist. He is the Australasian Ambassador of the ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition). He is co-creator of the Metabolic Health Screen (A health risk and contraindication identification and triage system – now imbedded …

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#346: Kathryn Bradbury, PhD – Diet & Colorectal Cancer Risk

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Kathryn Bradbury, PhD Dr. Kathryn Bradbury, PhD is a researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research has focused on examining the role of diet in the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable diseases. Dr. Bradbury spent 5 years in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford. There, she worked as a nutritional epidemiologist on large cohort studies, including the European Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition …

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#345: Rebecca Leech, PhD – Impact of Meal Patterning on Diet Quality & Health

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Rebecca Leech, PhD Dr. Rebecca Leech is a Registered Nutritionist and Nutritional Epidemiologist, based at Deakin’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition. Rebecca has a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology, and in 2018, was awarded an Alfred Deakin Medal for her doctoral thesis, which examined adults’ eating patterns and their associations with diet quality and obesity. Her postdoctoral research, extends on this, and applies novel analytic approaches to understand determinants of food intake …

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#344: Prof. Martin Caraher – Food Poverty & Food Aid Provision

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Listen on these Apps Podcast Transcripts Guest Information Professor Martin Caraher, PhD Prof. Martin Caraher is Emeritus Professor of food and health policy at Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. He has worked for and acted as a consultant to the UK Department of Health, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation. He was a member of the original London Food Board which developed the food strategy for London. He is a member of the International …

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#343: Understanding Causality in Nutrition Science

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Get Sigma Synopsis Emails Today’s Topic in Focus: Understanding Causality in Nutrition Science Inferring causality vs demonstrating causality Hierarchy of evidence vs. standards of proof The need for correlation, time precedence and non-spuriousness Reductionism and erroneous application of the biomedical model to nutrition The false causality dichotomy: RCTs vs. epidemiology Understanding what the “highest quality evidence available” is How nutritional epidemiology can infer causality Links: Deaton & Cartwright, 2018 – Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials Dawson-Hughes & Harris, 2002 …

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#342: Are Vegan Diets Superior for Health?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More Get Sigma Synopsis Emails In this episode we discuss: Today’s Topic in Focus: Vegan Diets & Human Health Defining “plant-based” diets Examination of various intervention trials comparing diets Is veganism suitable across the lifestage? Benefits of a vegan diet Are there benefits to excluding animal products? Can the benefits of a vegan diet be gleaned whilst including animal foods? Nutrient considerations if deciding to eat vegan: a well-forumulated vegan diet Should athletes consider: creatine, carnosine, carnitine, leucine, etc.? Links: Research …

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#340: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 4) – Diana Rodgers, RD & Robb Wolf

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