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A 24-year-old female asked:

What supplements can be used by my father, age 77 yrs, to maintain good health? he has no other clinical condition like diabetes or hypertension..

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Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good Diet Best: A good diet is best approach. An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle is helpful beyond that, without any known medical conditions a many people are deficient in vitamin d3 and magnesium. Magnesium comes in different forms, and the better absorption is recognized by magnesium citrate or glycinate forms. Another currently popular supplement is curcumin, the active component of tumeric spice.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
The only supplement with proven benefit is low dose aspirin.
Apr 3, 2014

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