Health claims – Fact checked
Quickly and easily check the reliability of a health claim.
What is the purpose of iHealthFacts?
Every day, claims are made about things we do that affect our health. For example, we hear about the effects of drugs, specific foods and cancer risk, risks and benefits of moderate alcohol consumption or about a magic diet pill, nutrient or exercise plan. These claims are made by journalists, health care professionals, marketing companies, governments, researchers and by family and friends.
iHealthFacts is a resource where the public can quickly and easily check the reliability of a health claim circulated by social media and other sources. We hope this information will help people think critically about health claims and make well-informed choices. While we can’t answer every claim submitted, we will do our best to answer as many as possible.