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An overview of consumer attitudes and beliefs about plant food supplements.
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PMID:  22080158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The use of dietary supplements is increasing globally and this includes the use of plant food supplements (PFS). A variety of factors may be influencing this increased consumption including the increasing number of older people in society, mistrust in conventional medicine and the perception that natural is healthy. Consumer studies in this area are limited, with a focus on dietary supplements in general, and complicated by the use of certain plant food supplements as herbal medicines. Research indicates that higher use of dietary supplements has been associated with being female, being more educated, having a higher income, being white and being older, however the drivers for consumption of supplements are complex, being influenced by both demographic and health-related factors. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of current knowledge about the users and the determinants of usage of plant food supplements. With growing consumption of these products, the need for effective risk-benefit assessment becomes ever more important and an insight into who uses these types of products and why is an important starting point for any future science-based decisions made by policy makers, PFS manufacturers and ultimately by consumers themselves.
Bernadette Egan; Charo Hodgkins; Richard Shepherd; Lada Timotijevic; Monique Raats
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food & function     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2042-650X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101549033     Medline TA:  Food Funct     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK.
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