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An investigation of factors that influence the consumption of dietary supplements.
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PMID:  15271634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Management and Marketing, Winthrop University, SC 29733, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Complementary Therapies / utilization
Dietary Supplements / utilization*
Educational Status
Middle Aged
United States
Vitamins / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
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