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How to Avoid Bad Health Advice Online

The worst weight-loss websites often appear on the first search page.

Health news researchers rated the weight loss advice on 103 websites according to evidence-based criteria. Health blogs, government, medical and academic websites had the highest quality information while 80% of websites were below average. Unfortunately, 90% of all clicks usually originate on the first page of search results, which is where websites with poor information and unrealistic weight loss claims were most likely to appear.

PositiveTip: Read internet health advice critically, check the sources and skim (or skip) the first page of search results.