Written by Laura Saslow:
Hi all! I’m a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, interested in better understanding the physical and mental health impacts of various diets. Although the gold-standard method of this research involves randomized controlled trials, a good first step can be to understand the effects of individuals already on particular diets. In other words, we might find that people on paleo diets have fewer mood swings or better sleep but that almost no one’s acne gets better. By doing this sort of survey research, we can better guide the targeted randomized controlled trials later on.
– Laura Saslow