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Whole Animal Experiments Should Be More Like Human Randomized Controlled Trials

  • Beverly S. Muhlhausler mail,

    Beverly.Muhlhausler@adelaide.edu.au

    Affiliation: FOODplus Research Centre, School of Agriculture Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Australia

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  • Frank H. Bloomfield,

    Affiliations: Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Gravida, National Centre for Growth and Development, New Zealand

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  • Matthew W. Gillman

    Affiliations: Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: February 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001481

About the Authors

Beverly S. Muhlhausler
FOODplus Research Centre, School of Agriculture Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Frank H. Bloomfield
Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Frank H. Bloomfield
Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Frank H. Bloomfield
Gravida, National Centre for Growth and Development, New Zealand
Matthew W. Gillman
Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Matthew W. Gillman
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Beverly.Muhlhausler@adelaide.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.