Reporting Quality of Randomized Trials in the Diet and Exercise Literature for Weight Loss
To adequately assess individual studies and synthesize quantitative research on weight loss studies, transparent reporting of data is required. The paper examines the reporting quality of randomized trials in the weight loss literature, focusing exclusively on subject characteristics as they relate to enrollment, allocation, and follow-up. Inadequate reporting can create difficulties with interpretation and can lead to biased results receiving false credibility. The quality of reporting for weight loss studies needs considerable improvement.