Research has shown that many children use herbs and other dietary supplements. However, there are little data available on their safety and effectiveness in children. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) gathered information on use of complementary health approaches among more than 9,000 children younger than 18. Nearly 12 percent of the children had used some form of a complementary health approach during the past 12 months. If you are considering a complementary health approach for your child, including a dietary supplement, here are 5 things you should know:

Source: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/tips/children?nav=rss

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