Research to determine the best diet for Americans
The self-improvement app Lift, advised by researchers at U.C. Berkeley, announces the largest-scale diet research program to date. Using Lift’s technology, researchers are designing a study to bring more than a million people through The Quantified Diet Project, the largest scale randomized trial around diets ever attempted.
The Project begins on January 1st, 2014 and will track hopefully one million participants during four weeks of following one of ten diets (Paleo, Slow-Carb, Vegetarian, Whole foods, Gluten-free, no sweets, DASH, calorie counting, sleep more, mindful eating).
Participants will undergo experimental randomization, given a diet to follow, instead of participants choosing the diet. This ensures scientific validity of the results. Participants’ progress will be tracked using the Lift app, which will send daily prompts and tracking materials.
The end result will be an unprecedented amount of data on diets, leading to insights about what works and what doesn’t. And of course, the other major goal of the project: millions of healthier Americans.
Tony Stubblebine, the Founder of Lift, comments: