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supplements

Curious about probiotics? Tread carefully

Supplements have their place—but steer clear of online sources touting sham benefits.

Fiber-rich foods build healthy hearts

A proper diet is often one of the first steps in the journey to better blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

The perils of fortification

Just because a food or beverage is infused with vitamins doesn't mean it's good for you.

The shadowy side of sunshine

Excessive doses of vitamin D can lead to high levels of calcium in the blood, which can trigger kidney damage.

Omega-3s in seafood may keep you healthier, longer

Eating more whole foods, such as wild Alaskan salmon or other oily fish, at least two times per week is a good start.

What to know about vitamin D and bone health

Study: The sunshine vitamin might not prevent fractures or improve bone density in older adults, but the supplement does have its benefits.

Rely on fish oil for improved cardiovascular health?

You may want to think again. Study finds no significant benefit of oil in preventing death from heart disease, heart attacks or stroke.

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

Children under age 6 are often the most affected.

Diet, supplements for knee pain

Do fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis?

Detox or cleanse diets: Are they worth it?

Your body is much better off when you simply drink water and eat clean, healthy foods.

Don’t buy the hype

Some so-called "natural" dietary supplements could send you to the ER.

Where’s the sun? And how important is it, really?

Learn the benefits—and sources—of the sunshine vitamin.

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