My book is a health/ wellness/ diet book/ metabolic issues etc. Throughout my book which I am 3/4 of the way through I have added in the website links after a piece of evidence. I have used 95% of my evidence from NCBI, which is ((The National Center for Biotechnology Information is part of the United States National Library of Medicine)), so science backed evidence. How I have placed it in the book is as an example:

Obesity has evolved through the last 30 years on a huge scale due to the rise in blah blah blah blah. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC4859313/. Then continues writing blah blah blah...

Can someone tell me if this is ok to do this. I have also got a lot of statements as bullet points where I need to have the links in to confirm the facts such as:

If anyone can tell me that this is ok, that would be much appreciated

Thank you in advance

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    Tangentially, I don't see that 75% claim anywhere in the linked article, and it sounds way too high. Aug 31 '21 at 15:27

Since this is apparently a popular rather than an academic work, you are free to adopt whatever standard that you like. Providing evidence to back up assertions is good practice, however you do it. If this is an ebook or online work, providing hyperlinks is particularly useful to a reader.

You should be aware that even major sites can change organization or go offline, sometimes without warning. It might be well to add footnotes or end notes in which you quote relevant parts of the text at those links (with proper attribution), in case the links stop working. You might also want to consider not relying so heavily on a single source, however high-quality it may be.

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