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YOUR Better Health Update | Myth vs Fact - Can you get good diet advice from the web?


There’s no doubt that the obesity rate continues to rise. It’s now thought that around 60% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. Not surprisingly, the internet has become a popular source of diet tips and advice. But consumers need to be careful about the diet advice that they seek on the web as anyone can upload information, and there are very few credibility checks in place to confirm that the information is reliable.

A team from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine examined the credibility of dietary advice found online, investigating near