Examine.com Fitness Guide (January 2021)
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What works and what doesn’t? We created step-by-step guides that provide all the information you need (dosage and safety, synergies, etc.
What does the evidence show? Based on evidence from randomised trials, we evaluated hundreds of supplements.
What is the most recent evidence? We constantly summarize the most important studies on health topics we select.
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Your body is amazingly complex. Because of how interconnected physiology can be, obstacles in one area of your health can easily cause you to lose your progress in another area. You will need degrees in a dozen areas to make progress towards your health goals. Also, you will need enough time to read the thousands of human studies being published each month. You can also have a team. An interdisciplinary team of researchers who spend their days distilling thousands of papers into actionable insights — to improve your health and the health of the people you care about.
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This is why Examine is a trusted source for information. Top professionals (doctors, dietitians, coaches, athletes, etc.), Top health organizations (such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and National Academy of Sports Medicine). The mainstream media (such as The Guardian and The New York Times( Tens of millions Everybody has their own health concerns and goals.
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A number of supplements have been proven to be effective.
Some of these people worked in animal research (widely reported), but they later failed in human research (widely ignored). Others were able to work in human studies, but only in a limited dose, in a certain form or in a specified population (postmenopausal women or older adults with type-1 diabetes, for example).
Marketing can transform any idea into bottled magic. According to a 2016 CDC study, the average American spends 368 dollars a year on supplements.
And most of it is a waste — Your time, money, and effort. And health, too, since when you picked a supplement that didn’t work, you probably overlooked another that could have helped you.
That’s why we created the Supplement Guides: to cut through all the hype. We are here to tell you. What works, what may work, and what — despite all the marketing and internet buzz — isn’t likely to work, or could even be harmful.
If you’re low on time, the best way to find the supplements that work and avoid the ones that are overhyped and dangerous is by using the Examine Supplement Guides.
We’ve spent over a decade systematically collecting data from Tens of thousands of human trials. We never stop publishing research, and we never cease analyzing it.
All this data is organized perfectly the Examine Database — the internet’s only sortable database of graded evidence.
See the evidence
for health interventions, conditions and goals.
A Health intervention It will list all the health outcomes for which it was tested. These outcomes are grouped under the health conditions and goals to make it easier to find the relevant information.
- 1Search for Intervention.
- 2See the Conditions It has a profound effect.
- 3Target The Outcomes.
- 4 Seek the evidence Grades.
- 5Dive into The Evidence
If you’d like
- 6See the Effects.
Take a look at the letter grade.
This score tells you which interventions are most likely for a better outcome. How consistent the evidence is, and how large any improvements were.
The Examine Database makes it easy to quickly search for evidence on any combination health intervention or health outcome.
Nonpharmaceutical Interventions NPIs can be diets, foods and supplements, as well as exercise. First-choice treatment or prevention strategies are often NPIs — due to various possible factors, such as efficacy, safety, cost, or ease of access.
Every year, thousands upon thousands of NPI reports are published. No single person can read them all — and much less understand them all, since many were written by specialists for other specialists in their field. That’s why the Examine team has tripled in size over the past couple of years: we needed more researchers with different fields of expertise.
25 Health Categories
We collect thousands of studies each month as a team and select the most important. Then, we summarize the key takeaways in plain English.
More precisely, you’ll know:
- Who was studied?
- What was studied?
- It was studied
- How it was studied
- What were the findings?
- Our reviewers’ observations on the study’s strengths, weaknesses, and place within — and effect on — the body of evidence
We summarize 150+ new studies every month And you can. Your Research Feed can be customized to view all summaries, or those that are relevant to your health care.
Each summary is the culmination of hours of hard work.
It takes only a few moments to read.
Your Research Feed will keep your informed about the latest developments. latest, most important findings From all types of Studies on humans We focus on nutrition (diets, foods, supplements), but when the studies are particularly interesting, we also report on nonpharmaceutical interventions (from cognitive behavior therapy, to forest bathing to weighted blankets).
We’ve already published Many thousands of study summaries — Searchable by category (e.g. Cardiovascular Disease). Tag (e.g., #Dietitians), PubMed ID Any keyword. As soon as you become an Examine+ member, you unlock them all, so you won’t even have to wait until the next batch of 150+ summaries to catch up on the latest research!
Science is an evolving, iterative process. The Research Feed contains the most recent scientific research on nutrition and supplements.
“Examine’s updates help me to stay on top of current research on supplements and diet trends. Their in-depth summaries are a great way to get “the lay of the land” quickly and efficiently.”
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