Politics and science, humor and hypocrisy. METANOODLE
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Health supplements quackery, science and popularity in one amazing chart.
This bubble chart of all the well-known supplements sorts them by scientific evidence with the bubble size matched to internet search popularity. Items like green tea and fish oil appear two or three times linked with different health claims each time. As a bonus, newly-reported claims are highlighted. h/t Instapundit who notes the science for the rankings is not displayed. Link takes you to the interactive graphic at Information is Beautiful which opens up the claimed benefit when you hover over a bubble. Inactive preview below: