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Do healthy nails function better?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Healthy nails are less prone to infection and can protect the tissues of your hands and feet better. Nails that are unhealthy due to exposure to certain conditions or products, or nutritional deficiencies, may be weak or brittle. This may cause them to break, which can be limiting or painful for you and put you at greater risk for infection. 

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