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Methods: Food preparation and serving

Note: The complete set of exhaustively detailed standards developed for this trial, can be accessed at this link: Basic scientific lab standards — Best practices for a replicable dietary intervention. That link is an ongoing work. To facilitate replicability the kitchen was operated in much the same manner as a bench lab. Food preparation took place […]

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Moving toward the trial: Some final thoughts on procedures, methods, food acquisition, and best practices

Developing a scientifically sound set of methods for a dietary intervention that could result in replicable, causally valid results took investigators five years of intensive effort. That was a necessary first step because no such standards, protocols, methods or best practices existed. That absence required investigators to develop those standards and protocols de novo in […]

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Accounting for unknown interactions of co-coexisting factors that confounded causality conclusions in two studies

Dietary interventions as now conducted are incapable of rendering valid causal conclusions about specific substances, compounds, or chemicals. This is because the near-infinite variations in foods produce unknown and unknowable co-contamination errors that are further confounded by preparation inconsistencies. This can be illustrated by comparing two recent dietary intervention studies — one studying Plastic-Derived Chemicals […]

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Summary: What’s the Stealth Syndromes Human Study About?

NOTE: This is a summary of the current amended menu selection, rationale, and other information. The full study, including revised scientific protocol and the expanded nutritional and food selection process as approved by the University of San Francisco Medical School Committee on Human Research can be accessed at this link (pdf). A previously approved (UCSF-IRB/CHR) […]

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Stealth Syndromes Human Study – The Protocol

NOTE: This is a summary of the current amended protocol. The full study, including revised protocol and the expanded nutritional and food selection process as approved by the University of San Francisco Medical School Committee on Human Research can be accessed at this link (pdf). A previously approved (UCSF-IRB/CHR) version that includes numerous footnoted references […]

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Why plastic isn’t just plastic: This is how the food chain gets contaminated by plastic chemicals

NOTE: This is an edited version of Appendix 3 of the “Revised Stealth Syndromes Study Protocol as approved by the University of California San Francisco Medical School Committee on Human Research. Plastic chemicals contaminate our food because plastic isn’t just plastic. Instead, what we see as plastic is a mixture of one or more polymers […]

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Sourcing the Menu: Water & Beverages

NOTE: This is an edited version of portions of Appendices 2 & 3 of the “Revised Stealth Syndromes Study Protocol as approved by the University of California San Francisco Medical School Committee on Human Research. Standards and Sourcing (From Appendix 2) Water All water consumed and/or used for cooking, washing, drinking or used to irrigate […]

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Sourcing the Menu: Meat & Poultry

NOTE: This is an edited version of portions of Appendices 2 & 3 of the “Revised Stealth Syndromes Study Protocol as approved by the University of California San Francisco Medical School Committee on Human Research. Standards and Sourcing (From Appendix 2) Beef, lamb, chicken Minimum standards: Organic certification, no plastic in growing, harvesting, handling, or […]

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