In the world of research, the ‘gold standard’ study design is the randomized controlled trial (RCT). The pros and cons of RCTs are well-known, yet details on this study design and how researchers in the field of obesity conduct and report RCTs is not well understood…until now. Continue reading
Many of you have likely already seen the most up-to-date clinical practice guidelines for assessing, preventing and managing pediatric obesity that were published recently by The Endocrine Society.
In the world of research, there is a lot of pressure to go around. Continue reading
At a recent conference in the US, experts gathered to discuss the implementation of and access to health services for managing pediatric obesity. Continue reading
What’s more persuasive – definitive results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled RCT to show treatment A is superior to treatment B or one person’s journey in being diagnosed and treated for a chronic illness? In the end, it depends on context. Continue reading
We hear and see the term ‘evidence based medicine’ (EBM) frequently in medical research and health care delivery. However, the concept is only a few decades old. Continue reading