More Than Half of Americans Supplement

supplement [columns]More Americans are discovering what people who enjoy Reliv have known for years! According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of Americans supplement.[/columns]

The CDC’s report highlighted these key findings:

    • Use of dietary supplements is common among the U.S. adult population. Over 40% used supplements in 1988–1994, and over one-half in 2003–2006.
    • Multivitamins/multiminerals are the most commonly used dietary supplements, with approximately 40% of men and women reporting use during 2003–2006.
  • Use of supplemental calcium increased from 28% during 1988–1994 to 61% during 2003–2006 among women aged 60 and over.
  • Use of supplements containing folic acid among women aged 20–39 did not increase since 1988–1994. In 2003–2006, 34% of women aged 20–39 used a dietary supplement containing folic acid.
  • Use of dietary supplements containing vitamin D increased from 1988–1994 through 1999–2002 for men and women in most age groups.

Read more in the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-vitamin-supplement-20110413,0,4784318.story

 Sources:

Centers for Disease Control, NCHS Data Brief, published April 2011

LA Times, Vitamin supplements are on the rise as most adults take them now, published April 13, 2011

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