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Does Taking Dietary Supplements Lead to Bad Health Choices?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan) -- New research suggests that people who take dietary supplements may make worse decisions for their health than those who don't. 

According to the study, published in Psychological Science, the action of taking supplements leads people to believe they are not susceptible to the health consequences of too little exercise or an unhealthy diet. 

For example, participants in the study were more likely to choose a buffet meal rather than an organic meal (71 percent), and were also more likely not to exercise (68 percent) if they had taken a dietary supplement.

Researcher Wen-Bin Chiou of National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan warned that people should pay close attention to their daily health routine and self-monitor for changes in routine so as not to fall victim to the "curse of licensed self-indulgence."

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