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The truth about supplements: do they work and should you take them?

Fish oils, multivitamins and other supplements are a huge industry, but the latest research indicates they are often of little use. Here’s what you need to know Maarten Wouters/Getty By Linda Geddes FOR some people, they are an insurance policy against a less-than-perfect diet. Others take them because they can’t – or won’t – eat… Read More »

These Cholesterol-Reducers May Save Lives. So Why Aren’t Heart Patients Getting Them?

Heart disease runs in Mackenzie Ames’s family. Her grandfather had a fatal heart attack at age 30 while dancing with her grandmother at the Elks Lodge in Bath, N.Y. Her mother had a quadruple bypass when she was 42. When Ms. Ames was just 9 years old, her LDL cholesterol level (the bad kind) was… Read More »