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DIM (diindolylmethane) is a compound that is produced when cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli or cauliflower, are digested in the stomach. It is also a popular dietary supplement that is claimed to be beneficial for a variety of uses, most of which are related to estrogen metabolism or cancer. However, more research is necessary to determine the effectiveness of DIM for any of these uses.
 
Before taking this supplement, it's important to review DIM's safety information. This product may not be suitable for everyone. It's particularly important to consult your healthcare provider if you have cancer or have had cancer in the past. In addition, it also may be a good idea to check with your healthcare provider if you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications.
 
(For more information on this supplement, including how it is thought to work, click DIM.)
 
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