A database that tracks dubious medical claims.

Claim number: 45

Claimant: Solal Technologies

Claim date: Oct. 1, 2010

Forum in which the claim was made: Advert in Business Day

Claim methodology: Micronutrients

Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Frequent

Actual claim: Prevents Heart Disease

Plausibility of this claim: Untested


Solal claims Omega 3 deficiency can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, diabetes and depression and that most people are deficient in Omega 3.