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Should people take dietary supplements? People, especially the one who live in developed countries become affluence in recent decades, and more people concerned about their health. With the fact that there is more supplement advertisement exposed to the public, more people consume dietary supplement in their daily life. Other than health reason, beauty is another significant reason that causes people to take dietary supplements. According to a survey, the main reason for women to use dietary supplement is to lose weight. While male would like to improve their body's immunity (Kozlowski, Kozlowski & Kozlowski, 2017). Since there is 52% of adults, which means there is a considerable amount of people in a country taking supplements (Radimer, Bindewald, Hughes, Ervin, Swanson & Picciano, 1999-2000), it is essential for people to know about the effects brought by the dietary supplements to their health. People's doubt on the effectiveness and the quality of supplements have been put forward for years. However, some experts have contended that supplements can bring benefits to human beings (Li et al., 2016). This essay argues that taking dietary supplements may not improve human's health. One of the most significant arguments in favour of the use of the dietary supplement is that the consumption of nutrition supplements is the easiest remedy for an urbanite to cope with their unhealthy lifestyle. The current situation that people nowadays usually follow an unhealthy lifestyle, for example, drinking alcohol, sleep late, consume too much food with high salt, high sugar and high-fat content, and lack of vegetable consumption (Australian Bureau of statistics, 2018), motivates people to consume nutrition supplements in order to maintain health. Besides, people, especially for the female, who eager for beauty may consume supplements which claim to reduce weight. As stated in a study, the consumers of supplements which aim to reduce weight have a lower BMI compared with people who have not

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