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Can supplements improve your prostate health?
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Here’s what the science says.
Dietary supplements can help with diagnosed vitamin deficiencies, such as shortages of vitamin D, B6, or B12, which are common among older adults. But what about your prostate?
Over-the-counter supplements touted to support prostate health are popular, and research has shown that men with a family history of prostate cancer are more likely to take them.
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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