20 Aug 2021 Nutrition Evidence Alert – August 2021 – Highlights of latest evidence
Welcome to the August edition of the Nutrition Evidence Alert.
In this month’s alert, we’ve put together a recommended shortlist for you of the latest scientific nutrition evidence available, enhanced by the BANT indexing team. Articles this month include a look at the possible role of melatonin to manage Covid-19 infection, the thyroid-gut-axis, male fertility and the role of nutrition, and the use of probiotics in anxiety. These, and plenty of other recommendations, are listed below.
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Newly Indexed Articles for August 2021
The following articles are featured as “recommended reading” this month:
Melatonin: Roles in influenza, Covid-19, and other viral infections in Reviews in medical Virology. 2020
Thyroid-Gut-Axis: How Does the Microbiota Influence Thyroid Function? in Nutrients. 2020
The impact of nutrition and lifestyle on male fertility in Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia. 2020
An algorithm for differentiating food antigen-related gastrointestinal symptoms in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2021
Genetic risk-factors for anxiety in healthy individuals: polymorphisms in genes important for the HPA axis in BMC Medical Genetics. 2020
Effects of Microbiota Imbalance in Anxiety and Eating Disorders: Probiotics as Novel Therapeutic Approachesin International journal of molecular sciences. 2021
Potential role of microbiome in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelits (CFS/ME) in Scientific reports. 2021
Brain Neurotransmitter Modulation by Gut Microbiota in Anxiety and Depression in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. 2021
The association of diabetes-related self-care activities with perceived stress, anxiety, and fatigue: a cross-sectional study in Patient Preference and Adherence. 2018
Featured Podcast and Blog Post:
BMJ talks medicine: Extending the UK’s sugar tax to snacks
Children’s Health: The effects of sugary drinks on your child’s health
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