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Dietary Supplements Resources

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

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Dietary Supplements News

Tainted dietary supplements: How do you know?
Dietary supplements do not require approval by the FDA, so how can you know if the supplement you are considering is tainted? Read on for warning signs and new actions by the FDA that can help.
Survey: Half of Americans use dietary supplements
CNN.com is reporting on a new government study which reports that more than half of American adults take at least one dietary supplement. But despite their popularity, many experts remain skeptical of their effects.
Dietary supplements: Questions and answers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) answers consumers' questions about dietary supplements and the regulations of dietary supplements.
Beware of Fraudulent "Dietary Supplements"
Federal regulators continue to warn consumers about tainted, dangerous products that are marketed as dietary supplements.
Food dyes and hyperactivity: Is there a link?
In the debate over food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the FDA feels there is not enough evidence to support any action.

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