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An investigation of factors that influence the consumption of dietary supplements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15271634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study finds that consumers take dietary supplements to improve their physical health and gain peace of mind. Several factors influence the consumption of dietary supplements, but the advice of a physician underlies most consumer behavior. Few dietary supplement users over-consume these types of products, but those who do could be partaking in potentially dangerous consumption practices. More importantly, those who consume multivitamins, concentrates, and herbs/flowers/ roots express different consumer behaviors from those who only take multivitamins and concentrates. Conclusions are drawn in light of the media's impact on the behaviors of dietary supplement consumers.
Authors:
Cara Lee Okleshen Peters; Jeremy Shelton; Praveen Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health marketing quarterly     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0735-9683     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Mark Q     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-23     Completed Date:  2004-09-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306485     Medline TA:  Health Mark Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-35     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Department of Management and Marketing, Winthrop University, SC 29733, USA. peters@winthrop.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Attitude to Health*
Child
Complementary Therapies / utilization
Dietary Supplements / utilization*
Educational Status
Female
Humans
Income
Male
Middle Aged
United States
Vitamins / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vitamins

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