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Warfighters often turn to dietary supplements because of the extreme demands of military performance. Making an informed decision about supplement use can be difficult, and a bad decision could adversely affect health. If you can't find the answer to your Dietary Supplements question in our resources, click the button below.

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Dietary Supplements Resources

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Dietary Supplements News

Study finds steroids in supplements easily purchased online
A recent article in the Washington Post has a story reporting that steroids are readily available through Amazon.com, according to a prominent anti-doping researcher who ordered several dietary supplements from the consumer Web site.
Supplements may boost energy but strain troops' hearts
Military doctors are worried that certain energy supplements could lead to heart problems in U.S. troops.
Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
The FDA announces a letter to all dietary supplement trade associations about the growing problem of misbranded drugs masquerading as dietary supplements.
Nutritional and herbal supplements may help anxiety-related conditions
A recent review found nutritional and herbal supplements may help treat anxiety and related problems without serious side effects. Scientists report the positive outcomes may be a placebo effect, but positive outcomes are still positive.
New study on glucosamine: High doses and prolonged use may lead to risk of developing diabetes
The Montreal Gazette is reporting that a new study made public yesterday links glucosamine, a popular over-the-counter dietary supplement for joint problems with a risk of developing diabetes.

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