Dietary supplement use common in the United States

Dietary supplement (DS) use is common in the United States, according to a study published online April 18 in the National Health Statistics Reports , a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Suruchi Mishra, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues present prevalence estimates for DS use using data from the 2017 to March 2020 prepandemic National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for children and adolescents aged 0 to 19 years and adults aged 20 years and older (6,324 and 9,924 individuals, respectively).

The researchers found that 34.8 percent of […]

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