Can You Trust A Study’s Findings?

Today, we're zooming in on a study that comes from Stanford University and was recently published in JAMA Network Open. 

The researchers put a vegan diet head-to-head with an omnivorous diet in twenty-two pairs of identical twins. The buzz around this study has been immense, sparking conversations everywhere—from social media to professional circles. Adding to the excitement, this research forms the basis of a new Netflix documentary called "You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment." 

In this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I discuss the many conflicts of interest, funding sources, and hidden agendas that were not fully disclosed but could have had a major hand in clouding the study's conclusions and real-world applications. 

In this episode, we’ll also dive into:
* Why nutrition research is so confusing 
* Overview of the Stanford study design and findings 
* Issues with the study design 
* Conflicts of interest and ethical considerations with this study 
* Other research on vegan diets 
* What the Netflix documentary got right and wrong 
* How to eat for your health and the environment 

Find the episode on your favorite podcast app.

Dave McKinnon

  • @YvonneWatson-ff5ex says:

    No, you can’t. I learned that very clearly in 2021-2022.

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