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Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel

Edited by MRC Greenwood and Maria Oria. .

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-11617-6ISBN-10: 0-309-11617-1

Excerpt

Based on the heightened risks, potential for benefits, frequency of use among military service members, the lack of consistent policies, and the absence of an internal process to report adverse events as they occur in military settings, the Department of Defense (DoD), Samueli Institute, and National Institutes of Health, with additional support from the FDA, requested that the IOM convene an ad hoc committee under the oversight of the CMNR. The Committee on Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel was asked to review the patterns of dietary supplement use among military personnel, to recommend a framework to identify the need for active management of dietary supplement use by military personnel, and to develop an approach system to monitor adverse health effects. The committee was further tasked with selecting a subset of dietary supplements and, by examining published reviews of the scientific evidence, identifying those that are beneficial and/or warrant concern (see full Statement of Task in Chapter 1).

Contents

This study was supported by Contract No. W911QY-06-C-0095 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Defense; Contract No. W81XWH-06-10787 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of the Army; Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 TO #177 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Contract No. HHSF223200710832P between the National Academy of Sciences and the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Letter of Agreement No. OFED-7819 between the National Academy of Sciences and Samueli Institute. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2008. Use of dietary supplements by military personnel. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK3977PMID: 20669410
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