3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > General Diet Plans and Questions

General Diet Plans and Questions General diet questions, support for various diet plans other than those listed below.

Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
Age 53
caryesings's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC now/MI for first 42 years
Posts: 1,652

S/C/G: 265/ticker/165

Height: 5'7"

Default Scientific opionions needed please

What websites do you trust for properly run nutritional studies?

I hold a BS degree and have done graduate coursework in nutrition and yet can end up tracking down nutritional claims for weeks now that internet can allow anyone to post "results" and have them quoted.

Any suggestions of places to start first when I'm hit up with yet another nutritional claim? My tendency is to dismiss them all for me personally but some of these claims are starting to affect people I love and I want to make sure all they are wasting is their money, not endangering their health.
caryesings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
ERHR's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 578

S/C/G: 153.2/145.6/125

Height: 5'2"


I have never checked for nutritional studies specifically, but wouldn't you be able to get to the primary literature using PubMed or Web of Science? If you don't have access through work or school, your local university library definitely will and maybe your public library as well. I'm considering delving into some primary literature myself and that's where I would go first for access. Google Scholar is another option although I don't know what the best journals are in this field.

I lost 40 lbs between Nov 2010 and Nov 2011 doing low-sugar for my "50 Pounds in 50 Weeks" project. I bounced halfway back up so I'm back for more!

I blog about personal finance at Evolving PF

Last edited by ERHR; 03-07-2011 at 04:47 PM.
ERHR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
jenjen's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 579

S/C/G: 270/ticker/160

Height: 5'7"


You might try the American Dietetic Association website as well as the NIH website. There's also scientific journals that might have some information. Here are a few: "Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics" , "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition", & "Clinical Nutrition". If you google "clinical nutrition journals" there are a lot more, including those from other countries.

I also agree that PubMed may be a good place to search if you have the access. If you live nearby a university that has a dietetics or nutrition program, that would be a place to ask as well.

Live the life you've imagined! - Thoreau

jenjen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 06:59 PM   #4
Le geek, c'est chic
Nola Celeste's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 1,213

S/C/G: 232/see ticker/150ish

Height: 5'2" and change


If you're doing your searches online, add the text "site:.gov" or "site:.edu" (minus quotation marks) to the end of your Google searches.

For example, if you wanted reputable, peer-reviewed studies on the effects of low-carb dieting, you might search for:

low carbohydrate diet site:.gov

low carbohydrate diet site:.edu

That weeds out everything but university sites and government sites. There'll still be a little chaff in the wheat--student papers, government regulations that are outdated--but you won't see utter garbage like the "Blah Blah Hospital Diet" hoax or the "Master Cleanse" crap.
Nola Celeste is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:32 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2