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Earlier this year, federal authorities announced plans to strengthen oversight of the supplement industry. 'There’s also no question that certain patient groups — as well as adults who, by choice or by necessity, are deficient in certain vitamins or nutrients — can make up shortfalls with supplements; But, for healthy adults looking to mitigate their disease risks, supplements offer more downside than upside. “In the best case, they’re just a waste of money and you pee them out,” he says. “The worst case is over time there’s some kind of accumulation and toxicity.” Over and over again, experts say that eating a range of healthy whole foods is a better, safer, more-effective approach than taking supplements.'


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