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Dietary Supplements for the Heart

August 30, 2016

vitamin supplimentsWhen I tell patients that they need to take one or more medications to improve their cholesterol profile, many of them ask me whether a natural, over-the-counter dietary supplement would do the job just as well.

The answer is “No.”

As I mentioned earlier, because the supplement industry is not regulated by the FDA, most supplements have never undergone the rigorous scientific testing that is required for approval of a pharmaceutical product. Moreover, the research that has been performed on specific supplements — notably, antioxidants — has been very disappointing.

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