Being a Diet Coke addict, I did a google search on health risks of Diet Sodas. I used two pages for this assignment 4 Health Side Effects of Diet Sodas Diet Soda: Is it Bad for You? INTRODUCTION
Kidney Damage Weight Gain Bone Loss Tooth Enamel Decay 4 Health Side Effect of Diet Sodas http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/4-health-side-effects-of-diet-soda.html
DIET SODA: IS IT BAD FOR YOU? http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diet-soda/AN01732 No credible research to prove causes cancer Be responsible 1-2 cans a day Some studies show caused health problems Select healthier options, milk or juice
Authority Is there an author listed? What are their credentials? What is the site’s parent company? IS THE PAGE CREDIBLE?
Accuracy Page detailed & comprehensive? List sources for presented data? Links to reputable outside sources? IS THE PAGE CREDIBLE?
Currency Date page written? Date page placed on web? Date last revised? IS THE PAGE CREDIBLE?
Objectivity Minimal bias? Without conflict of interest? Is fair, balanced, & reasonable? IS THE PAGE CREDIBLE?
WHICH SITE TO TRUST? Based on the evidence, the Diet Soda: Is it Bad for You? is the most credible source. Reasons for this being this site had an nutritionist as the author, and had a date. However due to the limited type of data presented, primarily professional opinion without documentation, I would not use it as research source.
Wolfgram Memorial Library Reference Department. (2004). How to evaluate information on the Web. Widener University. Retrieved January 6, 2011 from http://www.widener.edu/libraries/wolfgram/evaluate Nutrition and Healthy Eating. Diet Soda: Is it Bad for You? Mayo Foundation for Educational Research. Retrieved July 13, 2011 from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diet-soda/AN01732 Healthy Eating. 4 Health Side Effects of Diet Soda. Internet Brands, Inc. Retrieved July 13, 2011 from http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/4-health-side-effects-of-diet-soda.html SOURCES