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Is the journal reputable?

Is it in a scientific journal?

Is it Industry funded?

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Is itrobust?

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p.p1 {font-family:'Helvetica Neue LT Std', 'Helvetica', Arial, sans-serif; font-weight:normal; color: #121a31} “There is little good, critical nutritional science coverage [in the mainstream media]. It helps to read the actual study to make your own assessment.”Frederick Hecht, MD,UCSF Osher Center Research Director

p.p1 {font-family:'Helvetica Neue LT Std', 'Helvetica', Arial, sans-serif; font-weight:normal; color: #121a31} Predatory, pay-to-play, open-access journals can fool even discerning readers. Check journal credibility at doaj.org

p.p1 {font-family:'Helvetica Neue LT Std', 'Helvetica', Arial, sans-serif; font-weight:normal; color: #121a31} “If it’s industry funded, you have to ask, ‘Why did someone do this research? What are their motivations?’ Reputable journals typically require authors to disclose funding sources.”Laura Schmidt, PhD,Professor of Health Policy

p.p1 {font-family:'Helvetica Neue LT Std', 'Helvetica', Arial, sans-serif; font-weight:normal; color: #121a31} “The strongest data comes from large, long-term, randomized controlled trials. But they are expensive, time-consuming, and very hard to do. Also, many studies are not replicable, so it’s important to identify patterns in research findings.”Frederick Hecht, MD,UCSF Osher Center Research Director

p.p1 {font-family:'Helvetica Neue LT Std', 'Helvetica', Arial, sans-serif; font-weight:normal; color: #121a31} “You have to be very cautious of applying animal studies of nutrition in humans. Mice and rats don’t have the same metabolic system that humans do.”Frederick Hecht, MD,UCSF Osher Center Research Director