Bleeding Edge Nutrition Research


This post is strictly for the fitness/nutrition geeks.

All sorts of neat-o research studies.


  • The Nutrient-Rich Foods (NRF) Index is a new, objective, science-based way to measure the total nutritional quality of foods and beverages…link to the research, Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition
  • Urban Farming? Will Allen – creator of Growing Power, FoodCycles – Toronto’s Urban Garden
  • Millions Of U.S. Children Low In Vitamin D – Increased risk of bone and heart disease – all due to sunscreens and a fear of the sun? – link to the research
  • More Evidence Of Fish Oil’s Heart Health Benefits – There is mounting evidence that omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements not only help prevent cardiovascular diseases in healthy individuals, but also reduce the incidence of cardiac events and mortality in patients with existing heart disease. link to the research
  • Caloric Restriction reduces the risk of Breast Cancer link to the research
  • If you have an overweight child who has overweight friends, you need to read this
  • Social Stress leads to visceral/belly fat which leads to heart disease link to the research
  • Gut hormone CCK has an insulin like effect on blood sugar link to the research
  • Traditional Gender Roles aren’t dead yet – Women Eat Less when they Eat with a Man – link to the research
  • High-fat, High-sugar Foods Alter Brain Receptors – Researchers report that either continuous eating or binge eating a high fat, high sugar diet alters opioid receptor levels in an area of the brain that controls food intake – link to the research


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  1. I am conflicted about that article.

    I was talking (tweeting actually) with a bunch of fitness geeks about it and almost all thought it was biased and full of mistakes. They thought I was kidding when I said that I saw a lot of truth in it.

    I agree that when it comes to weight loss, food is way more important than exercise – It’s much easier to eat 500 calories than burn 500 calories.

    I disagree that exercise alone causes post-workout hunger/bingeing. As my clients shift from a western diet to a diet high in real food, their post exercise hunger drops off. I am guessing that the combo of high insulin/insulin resistance and the sugar-consuming workouts was the cause of the hunger. Once we get blood sugar under control, the post-workout hunger becomes much more moderate.

    I tell my clients that what they eat has the most impact on body fat. More than how much they eat and way more than how many calories they burn during exercise.

    Exercise makes you strong, make it easier to perform daily activities like climbing stairs, gives your muscles a more attractive shape, makes you flexible, reduces pain due to imbalanced muscles & joints, gives you confidence and generally makes you feel, look and act better than you would if you didn’t exercise.

    But you can’t out-train a bad diet

    Is there anything specific from the article that you found interesting?

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