Episode 107: Brad Dieter, PhD from Science Driven Nutrition is on to discuss the pitfalls in interpreting nutritional science, the importance of statistics, research on supplements and what a good nutrition philosophy should be based on.
Brad Dieter, PhD
Brad runs Science Driven Nutrition, an online platform that aims to spread evidence-based nutrition information.
Brad graduated from Washington State University in 2009 and spent a year as a Strength and Conditioning intern at Gonzaga University. He then went on and finished an M.S. in biomechanics and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Idaho.
Brad has also done research training as a fellow in biomedical research, examining how nutrition and metabolism influence disease. Brad’s experiences within the weight room and the laboratory have given him a wide range of skills and opportunities that allow him to utilize a science-based approach to deliver real world training and nutrition advice.
In this episode we discuss:
- Fake science vs. good science
- Why citing studies is different to viewing the totality of the literature base
- The importance of context in nutritional science
- Issues in interpretation data in studies
- The hierarchy of evidence; things to understand
- Benefits and pitfalls of meta-analyses
- Publication bias, statistics, sample size, effect size, etc.
- Misleading messages in nutrition and fitness