Someone with an interest in getting people to use a treatment, such as making money, may exaggerate benefits and ignore possible harmful effects.
People urging others to use a treatment may just want to help. But they also may have other reasons, for example to make money. This can lead them to exaggerate how good the treatment is and to ignore how harmful it may be.
Similarly, people urging others not to use a treatment may have different reasons for doing this, for example their beliefs about what’s right and wrong.
BEWARE of claims about the effects of treatments that are made by people who make money from selling the treatment or have other interests besides helping people.
REMEMBER: Ask if someone making a claim about the effects of a treatment will make money from selling it. If they do, be careful not to be fooled by their claim.