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Dietary Supplements News

Risky marketing: Dietary supplements and teen athletics
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) recently ran a five-day series titled "Little leagues, big costs" In this series, The Dispatch explores where youth sports have taken wrong turns in recent years.
How do you find reliable health information online?
Searching the internet for reliable health information.
Consumer Reports® report finds dangerous dietary supplements
In a report from the September 2010 issue of Consumer Reports®, the twelve most dangerous dietary supplements posing health risks have been identified.
The regulation of dietary supplements
When you choose a multivitamin or supplement from the store, have you ever wondered how to choose?
Caffeine can boost sports performance
High doses of caffeine can increase muscle power and endurance, researchers from Coventry University said in a news release.

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