Quantcast
  

Friday, October 31, 2014         

HEALTH OPTIONS


TO ACCESS SUBSCRIBER CONTENT:
Current Print Subscribers
ACTIVATE account
- OR -
LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE
for full digital access

Dietary supplements help fill gaps, but use caution

By Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 08, 2014

~~<p>There is a great deal of scientific controversy about whether taking vitamin and/or mineral supplements is beneficial. Some studies indicate there is no evidence that supplements benefit health and that supplements may even harm health. Other studies indicate that dietary supplements can help to provide essential nutrients that are commonly low in contemporary diets.</p>
<p>Multiple studies show that many Americans are not meeting the recommended intakes of at least one essential nutrient and that a multivitamin/mineral supplement can make up for inadequate intake for a few cents a day.</p>
~~

There is a great deal of scientific controversy about whether taking vitamin and/or mineral supplements is beneficial. Some studies indicate there is no evidence that supplements benefit health and that supplements may even harm health. Other studies indicate that dietary supplements can help to provide essential nutrients that are commonly low in contemporary diets.

Multiple studies show that many Americans are not meeting the recommended intakes of at least one essential nutrient and that a multivitamin/mineral supplement can make up for inadequate intake for a few cents a day. Login for more...



Login or sign up below for the complete story

Print Subscribers
ACTIVATION
Current print subscribers, activate your premium content account for unlimited online access & commenting
New Subscribers
Find subscription offers in your area and choose the package that suits your reading preferences.

14-DAY PASS
14 day premium online access and commenting ability on StarAdvertiser.com