Model fact box (condensed)
Why is it relevant to communicate evidence to consumers?
Why is it problematic to communicate evidence to consumers?
However, those standards were not available for the concrete implementation as a template for consumer organisations. Thus, a remedy was created within the RisikoAtlas project, and a standardised template for risk communicators was developed: the editable consumer fact box with icon arrays.
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What do I need this visualisation for?
If you want to find out whether a diet with more Omega-6 fatty acid has positive effects on your cardiovascular risks.
Data was ontained from a systematic review from the Cochrane Library (www.cochrane-library.com).
However, this study states that despite 19 studies with almost 6,500 participants, the quality of the evidence is only low or very low. This means that future studies are very likely to change the results.
Empirical evaluation with consumers
Hooper, L., Al‐Khudairy, L., Abdelhamid, A. S., Rees, K., Brainard, J. S., Brown, T. J., ... & Song, F. (2018). Omega‐6 fats for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (7).