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Food supplement usage in seven Western states.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7137073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data on food supplement usage were collected from 2451 adults in seven Western states. No significant differences were determined among states. A majority (66.6%) of the sample used some form of food supplements, with 40.0% consuming one to three supplements per day. The archetype food supplement user was likely to be a young female with some college education, who believes that the nutritional quality of food has decreased in the last 10 yr and in the efficacy of supplements for disease prevention or cure, and primarily receives information concerning food and nutrition from books and health food stores. Correspondingly, one of the most frequently cited reasons for using food supplements, next to "to prevent colds and other illnesses" was "to make up for what is not in food." The three most frequently used food supplements, in rank order, were multiple vitamins, vitamin C, and multiple vitamins plus iron.
H G Schutz; M Read; R Bendel; V S Bhalla; I Harrill; J E Monagle; E T Sheehan; B R Standal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-16     Completed Date:  1982-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  897-901     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascorbic Acid / administration & dosage
Diet / standards
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
Food, Fortified*
Iron / administration & dosage
Minerals / administration & dosage*
Self Administration
United States
Vitamins / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins; 50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid; 7439-89-6/Iron

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