Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Who Takes More Supplements - Boys or Girls?
According to the results of a survey published in the Journal of Nutrition, more women/girls than men/boys were supplement users, with 44 percent of males listed as users, compared with 53 percent of females.
The results from the survey showed that:
* 49 percent of the US population use dietary supplements
* 33 percent of users took a multivitamin-multimineral supplement
* 28-30 percent of users reported taking a supplement that contained the
vitamins A, B-6, B-12, C, and E
* 26-27 percent of users reported taking a supplement that contained zinc and
* 18-19 percent of users reported taking a supplement that contained chromium,
iron, and selenium
* 20 percent of adults use a supplement containing at least one botanical
Source:Source: Journal of Nutrition
Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.3945/jn.110.133025
“Dietary Supplement Use in the United States, 2003–2006”
Authors: R.L. Bailey, J.J. Gahche, C.V. Lentino, J.T. Dwyer, J.S. Engel, P.R. Thomas, J.M. Betz, C.T. Sempos, M.F. Picciano