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Patterns of dietary supplement usage in demographically diverse older people.

Authors
  • Kishiyama, Shirley S
  • Leahy, Marjorie J
  • Zitzelberger, Tracy A
  • Guariglia, Robin
  • Zajdel, Daniel P
  • Calvert, James F Jr
  • Kaye, Jeffrey A
  • Oken, Barry S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Alternative therapies in health and medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
11
Issue
3
Pages
48–53
Identifiers
PMID: 15945136
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Dietary supplement usage by older adults in these studies in Oregon exceeded that in other reports and may reflect high interest in complementary and alternative medicine. This report confirms the results of other studies showing that elderly adults, particularly women, use dietary supplements more than other segments of the US population. Researchers and clinicians should be aware of this pattern and potential conflicts with research design or treatment regimen intended for older people.

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