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Use of Dietary Supplements on the Rise

Study Shows Multivitamins Are the Most Commonly Used Supplement

Monitoring Dietary Supplement Use continued...

When it comes to supplements, “be selective, use them in moderation, and don’t overdo it, and realize that the products can contain many times the amount that is good for you,” he says.

Some supplements may interfere with the action of other medications you take, increasing their side effects or rendering them ineffective. “Make sure your health care provider is aware of everything that you take,” Cooperman says.

A recent survey shows that most Americans may not be having this conversation with their health care providers. The survey, conducted by the American Association of Retired People and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that 53% of people say they have used complementary and alternative medicine at some point -- including dietary supplements -- but just 58% discussed it with a health care provider.

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