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A 22-year-old male asked:

I'm 23, would it be okay to take calcium, fish oil, multivitamin, and a baby aspirin daily for prevention and lower risks of any diseases?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Unlikely to: Cause any problems. Probably not necessary.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Supplements are meant to supplement your diet...if you are eating a healthy, balanced diet, you need little supplement. If your diet is poor/lacking above substance, then it is reasonable. At 23, daily aspirin is NOT recommended unless you have a specific disease. Good luck
Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No data: No data has shown any of those will change the incidence of developing any disease in your age group (or for decades to come). You simply add cost and complicate your life. If you want to stay healthy, stay normal weight or reduce if over, eat a balanced, nutritious diet, don't smoke, and get daily exercise. Maintain positive mental health & keep busy. Wear your seatbelt and don't own a gun.

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