TitleContribution of Dietary Supplements to Nutritional Adequacy in Various Adult Age Groups.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBlumberg JB, Frei B, Fulgoni VL, Weaver CM, Zeisel SH
Date Published2017 Dec 06
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Aging, Cross-Sectional Studies, Diet, Dietary Supplements, Female, Food Analysis, Humans, Male, Micronutrients, Middle Aged, Nutrition Surveys, Nutritional Requirements, Nutritional Status, United States, Vitamins, Young Adult

Many Americans have inadequate intakes of several nutrients. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 specifically identified vitamins A, C, D and E, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, choline and fiber as "underconsumed nutrients". Based on nationally representative data in 10,698 adults from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), 2009-2012, assessments were made of age-group differences in the impact of dietary supplements on nutrient intake and inadequacies. Compared to food alone, use of any dietary supplement plus food was associated with significantly (

Alternate JournalNutrients
PubMed ID29211007
PubMed Central IDPMC5748775