In the January/February 2015 issue, discover our special feature called "Dietary supplements : Sorting out the wheat from the chaff". Published every two months, Inserm’s Science&Santé magazine illustrates discoveries, debates and issues from the ever-evolving field of biomedical research.
Overcoming tiredness, avoiding hair loss, getting a good tan, lowering cholesterol, even preventing cancer, etc. According to their labels, dietary supplements can do everything -or almost everything- to keep us in tip-top form. But what is the truth? With a rapidly-growing market and thousands of products freely available, what about their efficacy? And what about the official recommendations?