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Reliability of Internet Nutrition and Health Information

February 23, 2016 @ 4:26 pm
posted by admin

Information is abundant on the internet.  The is also tendency to believe anything that is on the internet. Experience teaches that we need to be vigilant and cautious.  So how can we critique info we find on the interment.  Here is a list taken from “Personal Nutrition” by Boyle and Long:

  • Check the credentials of the author
  • Check to ensure that the information is current, factual and comprehensives
  • Evaluate the information for fairness, balance, and consistency
  • Check to see whether supporting documentation is cited for scientific statements

And I will add two more of my own:

  • Check to see if the information is selling something
  • Evaluate how many emotional assertions are made

 

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