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Food supplement usage by the elderly.
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PMID:  7056973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A variety of food supplements were taken by 66 percent of the elderly persons in this study. Ascorbic acid and vitamin E were the most popular choices. Some supplements may have improved nutritional status, while others were probably inappropriate or unnecessary. The findings indicate that the elderly have a number of erroneous beliefs about the efficacy of food supplements. Reasons for supplementation were often inappropriate, and unreliable sources of information were used. In addition, substantial amounts of money were spent on food supplements by those already existing on a limited budget. Nutrition education is needed to demonstrate the relationship between adequate diet, good health, and appropriate versus inappropriate food supplement consumption.
M H Read; A S Graney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-22     Completed Date:  1982-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Ethnic Groups
Food Habits*
Health Status
Middle Aged
Socioeconomic Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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