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When you shop for a good supplement you expect a clean product right?  Think again.  In a recent study completed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on 40 major herbal dietary supplement products tested showed 37 contained trace amounts of at least 1 potentially hazardous contaminant (such as lead, mercury, or arsenic), although none of them in amounts […]


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By Genevra Pittman
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Memo to adults with heart disease: If you’re already eating a fair amount of fish and taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements, the extra boost may not be doing much to help your heart.
New research suggests that only patients with very low daily intake of certain omega-3 fatty acids, […]