Despite all the warnings for years about the limited benefit and potential harm of supplements, people continue to gobble them up - Julia Belluz


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Stop wasting your money on dietary supplements

For years, public health experts have practically begged people to stop wasting money on dietary supplements.

For one, many of these pills don't work. Study after study has demonstrated that favorites like multivitamins don't actually improve outcomes on a number of health measures, from staving off cognitive decline to preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer. The health benefits of probiotics are wildly exaggerated, and taking antioxidants like beta carotene and vitamin E might even kill you faster.

And because of lax regulation, there are well-documented concerns about supplement quality and adulteration. Supplement makers don't need to prove their products are effective…

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