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Reducing stress works better than supplements for heart disease

Complementary and alternative medicine is popular among people with heart disease, but not all of it works.  A survey at the Mayo Clinic found that heart patients use complementary and alternative medicine such as dietary supplements. Fish oil and antioxidant vitamins are popular, but the evidence says they don't prevent or treat heart problems. Eating fish to obtain beneficial oils may help, but not in the form of supplements.  Yoga, meditation, and other alternative medical practices are proven to help heart with heart disease. 
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