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Too Much of a Good Thing

Overloading on vitamins can pose its own set of risks

Robert Bonakdar, MD, director of pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, said that while some dietary supplement regimens can make sense as a focused individualized approach monitored by a health care provider, an excess may cause more harm than good when people take supplements instead of consuming healthy foods. “Diet should be the primary medicine, not supplements,” Dr. Bonakdar said.

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