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Research Shows Little Benefit for Dietary Supplements, but Industry Continues to Boom

Dietary supplements are a 32 billion dollar a year industry in the U.S. Although numerous studies have found little evidence of benefit, the supplement industry continues to grow. A new study examined the trends in dietary supplement use among U.S. adults from 1999-2013. Researchers found that the proportion of users stayed consistent throughout the study period at just over 50%.