Nutritional supplements are big business. Every day, ads and news stories tell us about supplements promising to prevent heart disease and cancer, improve our memory, and much more. But is it all true? We sort through the hype to bring you information you can trust.
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Shopping for supplements
You eat from all four food groups, but you're still not sure if you're getting all your essential nutrients. Not to worry - read on for some tips to help you choose a supplement that's safe, effective, and cheap.