Title

The Challenge of Reproducibility and Accuracy in Nutrition Research: Resources and Pitfalls

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Publication Source

Advances in Nutrition

Abstract

Inconsistent and contradictory results from nutrition studies conducted by different investigators continue to emerge, in part because of the inherent variability of natural products, as well as the unknown and therefore uncontrolled variables in study populations and experimental designs. Given these challenges inherent in nutrition research, it is critical for the progress of the field that researchers strive to minimize variability within studies and enhance comparability between studies by optimizing the characterization, control, and reporting of products, reagents, and model systems used, as well as the rigor and reporting of experimental designs, protocols, and data analysis. Here we describe some recent developments relevant to research on plant-derived products used in nutrition research, highlight some resources for optimizing the characterization and reporting of research using these products, and describe some of the pitfalls that may be avoided by adherence to these recommendations.

Inclusive pages

383-389

ISBN/ISSN

2156-5376

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

American Society for Nutrition

Volume

7

Peer Reviewed

yes