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Over 30% of Americans Mix Supplements with Meds, Study Finds

A new article published by Reuters reports that “One in three adults in the U.S. is taking both prescription medications and dietary supplements, creating a risk for dangerous interactions, according to a new study” published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers found that “Multivitamins with added ingredients like herbs or fish oil were the most common form of supplement mixed with medications.” In addition, “Multivitamins are commonly assumed to be safe, but our analysis suggests multivitamins, which may include multivitamin ‘plus’ combination products, can also contain botanical and herbal ingredients that have the potential to interact with prescription medications.”

Read it in the article published by Reuters.

Read the study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.