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Dietary Supplements

People over 50 need more of some vitamins and minerals than younger adults do. Your doctor or a dietitian can tell you whether you need to change your diet or take vitamins or minerals.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Tips for Older Dietary Supplement Users

Supplements can help you meet daily requirements for certain nutrients, but may also cause problems when combined with drugs and foods. Talk to your doctor or registered dietician about supplements that are right for you.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

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