20 Jan 2023 Nutrition Evidence Alert – January 2023 – Mitochondrial Health
Mitochondrial Health – Your Monthly Alert
This month our focus is on mitochondria, exploring the science behind micronutrients and dietary patterns in relation to these vital cellular components.
2 new Expert Reviews
Urolithin A improves muscle strength, exercise performance, and biomarkers of mitochondrial health in a randomized trial in middle-aged adults. Cell Reports Medicine. 2022. Guest Expert Review by Gilian Crowther
Combined epigallocatechin-3-gallate and resveratrol supplementation for 12 wk increases mitochondrial capacity and fat oxidation, but not insulin sensitivity, in obese humans: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016. Guest Expert Review by Gilian Crowther
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Our choice of podcasts
Dr Ruscio in conversation with Ari Whitten
How to keep your mitochondria healthy for better energy – Dr Ruscio Radio
Alex Manos in conversation with Ray Griffiths
Mitochondria in health and disease – The Healthpath Podcast
Blog post of the month
From the Institute of Functional Medicine
Fasting and Mitochondrial Health – Institute of Functional Medicine
Your Reference Library
For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list
Lipids activate skeletal muscle mitochondrial fission and quality control networks to induce insulin resistance in humans in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 2021
Exercise twice-a-day potentiates markers of mitochondrial biogenesis in men in FASEB Journal : Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2020
From mitochondria to healthy aging: The role of branched-chain amino acids treatment: MATeR a randomized study in Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2020
A novel oral nutritional supplement improves gait speed and mitochondrial functioning compared to standard care in older adults with (or at risk of) undernutrition: results from a randomized controlled trial in Aging. 2021
Supplement with whey protein hydrolysate in contrast to carbohydrate supports mitochondrial adaptations in trained runners in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2020
Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant supplementation improves 8 km time trial performance in middle-aged trained male cyclists in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2021
A high-carbohydrate diet lowers the rate of adipose tissue mitochondrial respiration in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2022
Coenzyme Q10 for heart failure in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2021
Effect of mitochondrial-targeted antioxidants on glycaemic control, cardiovascular health, and oxidative stress in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism. 2022
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