Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fish Oil/Snake Oil

Is fish oil therapeutic or is it snake oil? And how about green tea? Honey? Resveratrol?

Take a look at this amazing interactive bubble graph found on Information is Beautiful, which links readers to specific studies proving or disproving the efficacy of one hundred supplements for differing medical conditions. Information is Beautiful describes the graph as an "interactive “balloon race” visualization of the scientific evidence for over 100 nutritional supplements."

They are not exaggerating - it's AMAZING. The image pictured above is not interactive but if you go to the Information is Beautiful site here, you can find the interactive image. Click on each balloon, and it sends you directly to the studies on which their rankings are based.

Fish oil has six bubbles ranking from no evidence to strong evidence for various health issues. Which ones? Visit the site and find out.


annie said...

This is amazing information, Julia.I'm glad to see dark chocolate up there, it's my excuse to have a small piece of it every day.

aman khatri said...

thanks for the sharing fir this contents because fish oil has omega 3 fatty acid they protect heart