Dr. Deirdre Tobias joins us to break down how nutrition research is done and how it’s translated, or mis-translated, into health headlines.
The goal of this episode is to help you navigate flip-flopping nutrition headlines using practical tips and a basic understanding of nutrition research. Buckle up for a candid look at different types of studies, and a discussion of key concepts like causation, confounders and chance (p values).
Dr. Tobias is an epidemiologist who specializes in nutrition, obesity, and methods. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.