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Pediatr Ann. 2004 Apr;33(4):227-32.

Supplement use growing among children and adolescents.

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Center for Holistic Pediatric Education and Research, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.


Many pediatric patients, especially those with chronic or recurrent conditions, use dietary supplements. It is critical that physicians open a dialogue with their patients and their families about the use of dietary supplements and herbal remedies. It is important for parents to research what is known about the efficacy and safety of a supplement when considering giving it to their children. Physicians must become familiar with evidenced-based resources, as well as federal and professional guidelines.

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