New expert panel to confirm claims of clinical experience

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At Diet Doctor, we are redefining what it means to be evidence based.

You may have seen a green evidence-based checkmark on some of our guides. This checkmark means a guide has been reviewed by expert medical practitioners to ensure all the information in the guide is based on science (or includes an explanation of why it is not based on science).

We don’t simply list studies to support our position; instead, we think you deserve to know the strength of the evidence cited and have an understanding of the degree of controversy surrounding our statements. Therefore, we grade every citation as strong, moderate, weak or very weak evidence.

But not every statement has a peer-reviewed study supporting it. Many of our recommendations rely on clinical experience. While this is considered a weak level of evidence, it is still important for us to ensure accuracy and completeness.

That is why we established a Low-Carb Expert Panel. This panel is made up of a select group of talented and experienced low-carb clinicians who are helping set the standard of care for therapeutic use of low-carb and keto diets.

We will not claim a statement is backed by clinical experience unless 75% of our panel agrees. That way, you can have confidence that our recommendations are either backed by published research (with an explanation of the strength of the science) or confirmed by an expert panel of clinical practitioners.

Here is a link to our Low-Carb Expert Panel.

Thank you for reading and please let us know if there are ways we can improve our evidence basing practices.

Bret Scher, MD FACC

Expert panel

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Dr. Jeffry Gerber, MD

Family physician
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Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD

Family physician
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Dr. Blair O’Neill, MD

Cardiologist
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Dr. Ted Naiman, MD

Family physician
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Dr. Joanne McCormack, MD

Family physician
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Dr. Tro Kalayjian, MD

Internal medicine and obesity medicine specialist
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Dr. Ken Berry, MD

Family physician
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Dr. Janine Kyrillos, MD

Internal medicine and obesity medicine specialist
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Dr. Brian Lenzkes, MD

Internal medicine specialist
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