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Dietary Supplements to Prevent Heart Disease or Cancer (ACPM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Preventive Medicine
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 08/22/2015
Claims that dietary supplements can prevent heart disease or cancer have been closely studied. The research shows that most people don't benefit from taking them. And some supplements can be harmful.