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Fake science news keeps supplements in a negative light

How dishonest companies are compromising industry credibility with this shockingly simple trick!

Boost Your Memory! Lose Belly Fat in a Flash! Ignite Extreme Lean Muscles! Miracle Anti-Aging Antidote!

Promises, promises, promises. Advertisements for dietary supplements invade your late night TV viewing, scroll across your web browser, pop up on your Facebook feed and disguise themselves as news articles. They’re all revolutionary, clinically tested and backed by science, of course.

But what kind of science? 

Is it the same science that found that

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