Digestive enzyme supplements not needed for most people, RD says

04/24/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Many people take supplemental digestive enzymes to help break down food, even though the substances are produced naturally throughout the gastrointestinal tract, dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman writes. She notes that people with pancreatic insufficiency or lactose intolerance or who eat an especially high-fiber diet may want to consider these supplements, but for most people there are no clear benefits.

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