The Challenge of Reproducibility and Accuracy in Nutrition Research: Resources and Pitfalls
Advances in Nutrition
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.
Copyright © 2016, American Society for Nutrition
American Society for Nutrition
Sorkin, Barbara C.; Kuszak, A. J.; Williamson, John S.; Hopp, D. C.; and Betz, Joseph M., "The Challenge of Reproducibility and Accuracy in Nutrition Research: Resources and Pitfalls" (2016). Office for Research Publications and Presentations. 6.