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Infographic: The PubMed Punch-up

Are supplement companies skimming PubMed and cherry-picking claims based more on marketing dreams than science? It turns out you can find anything you are looking for … if you don’t look too closely. We searched the database for a selection of keywords and nutrition terms. Though words like “ghost” can be used in actual medical terms (ghost tumors, for instance), the results illustrate that PubMed can be a valuable tool, but it’s no place for haphazard fishing expeditions.