This Week At PRICE

Review on Calorie Restriction


TRE (Time Restricted Eating) involves eating within a specific time window each day, while CR (Calorie Restriction) reduces overall calorie intake Does time-restricted eating offer extra advantages when combined with calorie restriction?

A recent review published in Obesity sought to compare and analyze multiple studies to find the answer. The overall consensus was that TRE combined with CR provided more benefits than CR alone including weight loss, better blood sugar control and enhanced metabolic health, though many studies still couldn’t find any additional benefits when combining both TRE and CR.

At this point, more research is still needed to fully understand the long-term effects and best practices for implementing TRE alongside CR.

Javier Tamargo was one of 6 authors who took part in the review, ‘Does time-restricted eating add benefits to calorie restriction? A systematic review.’ Check it out here!

New Findings in Muscle Quality


Knee osteoarthritis has been established as a leading cause of chronic pain in adults with multiple factors contributing to the pain experience that are still being understood. One such contributor are the periarticular factors, which refer to tissues, structures, or conditions surrounding a joint, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues, in this case, muscle quality, echo intensity and shear wave velocity.

In the article, “Muscle quality is associated with pain in adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, independent of muscle strength: Findings from the MyCA study,” Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, alongside Alisa Johnson, Jennifer Nichols and Sarah Barron, worked to study the associations between muscle quality and pain using quantitative ultrasound imagine to quantify echo intensity and shear wave velocity in the rectus femoris, a quadricep muscle located at the front of the thigh that assists in walking, running, jumping and kicking.

The study found that even when muscle strength was accounted for, poor muscle quality was still linked to more pain. This suggests that improving muscle quality, not just strength, could help manage pain in knee osteoarthritis.

The article has been published in Arthritis & Rheumatology and can be located here!