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Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements | The New York Times

Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements | The New York Times

Americans spend more than $30 billion a year on dietary supplementsvitamins, minerals and herbal products, among others — many of which are unnecessary or of doubtful benefit to those taking them. That comes to about $100 a year for every man, woman and child for substances that are often of questionable value.

The passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 opened the floodgates to an industry that can bring these products to market without submitting any evidence to the Food and Drug Administration that they are safe and effective in people.

Source: Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements – The New York Times