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03-05-2010, 11:01 AM
Ran across this at InformationisBeautiful.net... Pretty cool.
03-05-2010, 09:21 PM
Surprising that magnesium is at the bottom of the pile...
03-06-2010, 02:45 AM
Site link (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/)
Magnesium being low reflects it either doesn't live up to the hype or just a lack of studies that met the authors criteria.
03-06-2010, 04:25 AM
All of the bubbles are for different specific things.
So if relaxation/sleep wasn't specifically looked at for magnesium then it wouldn't be listed as such.
And there is no category for sleep so... yeah.
03-06-2010, 06:04 AM
What a pile of crap.
"Google hits" + scientific evidence + likely that the authors have never worked with anybody health-wise with the compounds nor know when/if a certain supplement is warranted = garbage.
Thanks for sharing, though. JMO.
03-06-2010, 03:23 PM
You're right. Any type of meta-analysis like this is going to have it's flaws.
And the authors don't work in the health field, that's true. Of course, that could be considered a good thing, as they're probably not biased toward any particular supplement(s).
03-06-2010, 03:37 PM
I'm straining to figure out what a layperson is supposed to gain from this, actually.
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