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Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements

Only large, human, randomized placebo-controlled trials in our data scrape – wherever possible. No animal trials. No cell studies.

 

We looked at the abstracts of over 1500 studies on PubMed (run by US National Library Of Medicine) and Cochrane.org (which hosts meta-studies of scientific research). It took us several months to seek out the evidence – or lack of.

 

sources

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

www.cochrane.org/

 

interactive version

www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/

 

data

spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndFRKaU1FaWVv...

 

more detail on the method and image

www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/snakeoil-scientific-e...

  

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Uploaded on February 26, 2010