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03/14/2013 11:25 am ET

Dr. Oz On Health Risks You Shouldn't Take

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By Dr. Mehmet Oz

The great thing about science: Constant new discoveries have the potential to help us live longer, healthier lives. The not-so-great thing: They also have the potential to leave us baffled. I'm always reading up on cutting-edge research so I can make the most informed health decisions for myself and my patients, but studies often contradict one another or offer inconclusive evidence that may be more anxiety-inducing than helpful.

Here's my personal take on five important health concerns where the science isn't entirely clear.

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