supplementsThe Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit organisation providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care.

Their product is a collection of systematic reviews which are published electronically in successive issues of The Cochrane Library.

Their research is available online, and provides users with independent, high quality evidence which can be used to make health care decisions and avoid purchasing “snake oil“.

Recently, they released an infographic demonstrating the efficacy of dozens of dietary supplements.

This image is a “balloon race”. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble.

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