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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.


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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