Nutrition Studies Research Group

Research: The REAL Difference

As we see it, the most impactful type of nutrition science involves having real people in the real world eat real food and experience a real difference in their health and wellness. Human nutrition intervention studies are highly impactful, and at the same time among the most challenging types of studies to conduct (e.g., recruitment, adherence, retention). Most human nutrition studies involve a trade-off of rigor and generalizability:

  • The most rigorous studies are done under tightly controlled conditions with small numbers of participants for short periods of time with very limited generalizability.
  • The most generalizable studies are done with large groups of people for long periods of time which tends to limit the amount of control and rigor that can be exerted, which can limit the significance of the findings.


Current Research

Learn more about the current studies in the Nutrition Research Group.

Past Research

Explore Past Publications and Studies of the Nutrition Research Group.

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