NutritionFacts.org

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  • Overall, we rate NutritionFacts.org a moderate Pseudoscience source due to exaggerated health claims.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

NutritionFacts.org is a website run by Dr. Michael Greger who is the author of several books promoting strict veganism as a cure for many ailments.

Funded by / Ownership

The website appears to be owned by Dr. Michael Greger and is funded through donations.

Analysis / Bias

While eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in red meats is scientifically proven to be beneficial, Dr. Greger takes it to a higher level promoting a 100% plant based diet. According to the Science Based Medicine website, Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org makes “zealot” like claims about the benefits of a vegan plant based diet. In their article, Science Based Medicine debunks one by one, many of Dr. Gregers claims. They also claim that NutritionFacts cherry picks information that will always favor veganism. NutritionFacts.org does provide some valuable information and certainly a diet high in fruits and vegetables is preferred, but Dr. Gregers claims are extreme.

Overall, we rate NutritionFacts.org a moderate Pseudoscience source due to exaggerated health claims. (D. Van Zandt 10/9/2017) Updated (07/07/2018)

Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/

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