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A 49-year-old female asked:

Can daily doses of vitamin c, selenium, & folic acid improve the body's defenses against hpv? what about a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I doubt it: Claims that particular vitamins / minerals "strengthen the immune system" are created by advertisers with little or no real science. Anyone who believes miracle claims for decaffeinated green tea is reading uncritically. I hope you will manage hpv scientifically; it's a real danger to life if ignored but can almost always be dealt with by today's evidence-based medicine. Thanks for asking.

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Last updated Oct 10, 2017

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