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Snake Oil Supplements

Raise your right hand if you don’t take any herbal supplements.

Gee, I don’t see any hands, and I probably wouldn’t see more than a handful if you were here with me literally instead of virtually.

People with diabetes probably take more supplements than other people. About 36 percent of American adults use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), much of it in the form of supplements. We spend $20 billion a year for supplements.

Aside from the drain on our bank accounts, we don’t have any good proof that any supplements work. None of them.

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