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Discussions about the science of nutrition, dietetics and health. The podcast that educates through nuanced conversations, exploring evidence and cultivating critical thinking. Hosted by Danny Lennon.

Sigma Nutrition Radio Danny Lennon

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    • 5.0, 106 Ratings

Discussions about the science of nutrition, dietetics and health. The podcast that educates through nuanced conversations, exploring evidence and cultivating critical thinking. Hosted by Danny Lennon.

    #334: Austin Baraki, MD – Potential Harms of Screening, Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

    #334: Austin Baraki, MD – Potential Harms of Screening, Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

    Dr. Austin Baraki, MD is an Internal Medicine Physician, based in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his doctorate in medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He also works as a strength coach and puts out information via Barbell Medicine.

    Show notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode334

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #333: Diet & Immunity

    #333: Diet & Immunity

    Today's Topic in Focus: Immune Function & Diet
    Innate and adaptive immune response
    How does body composition impact immune function?
    Will a calorie deficit or fasting decrease immunity?
    Vitamins A, C, D.
    Supplementation with zinc: yes or no?
    Eating “to support the immune system”
    Exercise and immunity
    Environmental factors in infancy
    Show Notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode333

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #332: Prof. Sam McConkey – COVID-19: Public Health Response, Clinical Presentation & Socioeconomics

    #332: Prof. Sam McConkey – COVID-19: Public Health Response, Clinical Presentation & Socioeconomics

    Prof. Sam McConkey is a doctor and researcher specializing in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Currently he is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is also a Consultant in General Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Beaumont Hospital Dublin.
    Previously Prof. McConkey was a Research Fellow in Infectious Disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and an Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Oxford Radcliffe Trust.
    Show Notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode332/

    • 55 min
    #331: Prof. Roy Taylor – Diabetes Remission, Very-low Calorie Diets & the Twin Cycle Hypothesis

    #331: Prof. Roy Taylor – Diabetes Remission, Very-low Calorie Diets & the Twin Cycle Hypothesis

    Roy Taylor is Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at the University of Newcastle in the UK. There he is also director of the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre. Prof. Taylor is an Honorary Consultant Physician at Newcastle Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
    Since publishing his "twin cycle" hypothesis of type 2 diabetes in 2008, Prof. Taylor and colleagues have published several fascinating studies with potentially large implications for the potential to put diabetes into remission.
    Three of the most important trials were the Counterpoint Study, the Counterbalance study and the DiRECT study. All of which will be discussed in this episode.
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    • 51 min
    #330: Eric Trexler, PhD – Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress & Exercise Adaptations

    #330: Eric Trexler, PhD – Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress & Exercise Adaptations

    Eric Trexler is Director of Education at Stronger By Science, where he co-hosts the SBS podcast. He also is one of the four contributors to the MASS Research Review.
    Eric has a prolific background in exercise science research, with more than 30 publications to his name by the time he completed his PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    One-week anniversary sale of the MASS Research Review: https://sigmanutrition.com/mass

    • 52 min
    #329: Diet & Inflammation

    #329: Diet & Inflammation

    In this episode Danny & Alan discuss: 1) Today's Topic in Focus: Inflammation & Diet. 2) Today's Member Question: "Is the carcinogenic risk of this high enough that I should be throwing them away and starting again?. 3) Being consigned to the Quack Asylum in this episode is... "Leveraging-COVID-to-further-my-diet-idealogy". 4) Danny & Alan's random recommendations of the week.
     

    • 1 hr 8 min

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