Diet Misc

Reviews & Meta-Analyses

  • Zinc reduces the duration of a common cold Wang. - TODO
  • A ketogenic diet improves glycemic control among diabetics, but not non-diabetics. It causes both to lose weight Choi. It also improves cognition in people with Alzheimer's disease Grammatikopoulou.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D help people suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis Philippou.
  • Citrulline supplementation has minimal effect on blood pressure and might decrease it when accompanied by physical activity Mirenayat. Another analysis found it lowers blood pressure Barkhidarian.
  • Beta-glucans reduce blood pressure Evans.
  • Inorganic nitrate and beetroot juice reduce blood pressure Siervo.
  • Magnesium reduces blood pressure Jee Kass.


  • Curcumin improved working memory and fatigue Cox.
Wang, M. X., Win, S. S., & Pang, J. (2020). Zinc Supplementation Reduces Common Cold Duration among Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials with Micronutrients Supplementation. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, tpmd190718. Choi, Y. J., Jeon, S. M., & Shin, S. (2020). Impact of a Ketogenic Diet on Metabolic Parameters in Patients with Obesity or Overweight and with or without Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Nutrients, 12(7), 2005. Grammatikopoulou, M. G., Goulis, D. G., Gkiouras, K., Theodoridis, X., Gkouskou, K. K., Evangeliou, A., ... & Bogdanos, D. P. (2020). To Keto or Not to Keto? A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Assessing the Effects of Ketogenic Therapy on Alzheimer Disease. Advances in Nutrition. Philippou, E., Petersson, S. D., Rodomar, C., & Nikiphorou, E. (2020). Rheumatoid arthritis and dietary interventions: systematic review of clinical trials. Nutrition Reviews. Cox, K. H., White, D. J., Pipingas, A., Poorun, K., & Scholey, A. (2020). Further Evidence of Benefits to Mood and Working Memory from Lipidated Curcumin in Healthy Older People: A 12-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Partial Replication Study. Nutrients, 12(6), 1678. Mirenayat, M. S., Moradi, S., Mohammadi, H., & Rouhani, M. H. (2018). Effect of L-Citrulline supplementation on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Current Hypertension Reports, 20(11), 98. Barkhidarian, B., Khorshidi, M., Shab-Bidar, S., & Hashemi, B. (2019). Effects of L-citrulline supplementation on blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Avicenna journal of phytomedicine, 9(1), 10. Evans, C. E., Greenwood, D. C., Threapleton, D. E., Cleghorn, C. L., Nykjaer, C., Woodhead, C. E., ... & Burley, V. J. (2015). Effects of dietary fibre type on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of healthy individuals. Journal of hypertension, 33(5), 897-911. Siervo, M., Lara, J., Ogbonmwan, I., & Mathers, J. C. (2013). Inorganic nitrate and beetroot juice supplementation reduces blood pressure in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of nutrition, 143(6), 818-826. Jee, S. H., Miller, E. R., Guallar, E., Singh, V. K., Appel, L. J., & Klag, M. J. (2002). The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. American journal of hypertension, 15(8), 691-696. Kass, L., Weekes, J., & Carpenter, L. (2012). Effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis. European journal of clinical nutrition, 66(4), 411-418.