Healthy Aging For Dummies
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Taken with a nutritious diet, supplements can improve and maintain your overall health as you age. So when you stock up the medicine cabinet, try a few of these supplements to boost nutrition, ward off illnesses, and slow the aging process.

Supplement Benefit
Fish oil Lowers cholesterol
Probiotics Support colon, intestinal, vaginal health
Saw palmetto Promotes prostate health
Calcium Strengthens bones
Glucosamine and chondroitin Aid in joint health; lessen arthritis pain
Melatonin Promotes sleep
Chromium Helps manage insulin health and blood sugar levels
Calcium and magnesium Control heartburn
Coenzyme Q10 Supports cardiac health
Zinc Reduces the severity and duration of the common cold

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Brent Agin, MD, is a family physician in private practice and is also the medical director of a successful weight-loss clinic and laser medical spa. Sharon Perkins, RN, has coauthored five For Dummies books on women's health issues.

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