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J Fam Pract. 2016 Sep;65(9 Suppl):S1-S8.

Vitamin and Mineral Intake Is Inadequate for Most Americans: What Should We Advise Patients About Supplements?

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1
Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA.
2
Linus Pauling Institute and Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA.
3
Nutrition Impact, LLC, Battle Creek, MI, USA.
4
Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
5
Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Abstract

This supplement examines the role of vitamin and mineral supplements in increasing nutrient intake and reducing nutrient deficiencies and inadequacies. Although research is needed to study the effects of dietary supplements on chronic disease outcomes, US health care providers need to know how to advise their patients about adding vitamins and minerals to their diets.

PMID:
27672694

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