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Prim Care. 2008 Dec;35(4):749-67. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2008.07.010.

Dietary supplements commonly used for prevention.

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 101 The City Drive South, Building 200, Suite 512, Irvine, CA 92868, USA. winajm@uci.edu


The use of complimentary and alternative medicine is on the rise. This article reviews some of the commonly used herbal supplements and others focusing mainly on disease prevention. A summary table of medical conditions is provided, and when possible, a summary of efficacy and safety is provided to facilitate decision making.

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