DATABASE: The Science of Supplements

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Science  27 Aug 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5688, pp. 1219
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5688.1219c

Research on the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements is more plentiful than you might think, judging from this refurbished site from the National Institutes of Health. Aimed at researchers and the public, the database supplies titles and in most cases abstracts for more than 730,000 studies, news articles, and other publications. For example, you'll find more than 160 entries on the weight-loss preparation ephedra, which the Food and Drug Administration recently banned because it can trigger heart attacks and strokes.

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