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Use of vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements by 17- and 18-year-old students in Korea.
J Med Food. 2003 Spring; 6(1):27-42.JM

Abstract

Various types of dietary supplements (DS) are popularly taken by young individuals. We surveyed 1,190 Korean senior high school third grade students for their DS use, motivational factors for this use, and potential dietary consequences of vitamin/mineral supplement (VMS) use. The use prevalence of DS-including VMS, tonic medicines, manufactured health food supplements, cordial food supplements, and drink rehabilitators-was 54%. VMS were taken most frequently, followed by tonic medicines and manufactured health food supplements. VMS use was highest in individuals who had a significant concern for their overall health and in those from families with a high socioeconomic level and with parental use of DS. Total daily study time of DS users was only slightly longer than that of nonusers. The VMS most frequently used were vitamin C and multivitamins. More than 46% of other DS users, and 58% of VMS users, had increased their intake of supplements during third grade relative to the previous year. VMS users had a more positive view of the potential health benefit of VMS than did nonusers. Vitamin and mineral intakes from VMS occurred over a wide range, with mean intakes typically exceeding the Korean and Canadian-U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances. For a significant number of individuals, intakes of vitamin A, niacin, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc exceeded the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels. Given the widespread use of DS by older teenagers, the contribution of these supplements to their overall health and well-being is a subject that clearly merits additional study.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Home Economics Education, Kongju National University, Shinkwan-dong, Kongju, Korea. shkim@kongju.ac.krNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12804018

Citation

Kim, Sun H., et al. "Use of Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Dietary Supplements By 17- and 18-year-old Students in Korea." Journal of Medicinal Food, vol. 6, no. 1, 2003, pp. 27-42.
Kim SH, Han JH, Zhu QY, et al. Use of vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements by 17- and 18-year-old students in Korea. J Med Food. 2003;6(1):27-42.
Kim, S. H., Han, J. H., Zhu, Q. Y., & Keen, C. L. (2003). Use of vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements by 17- and 18-year-old students in Korea. Journal of Medicinal Food, 6(1), 27-42.
Kim SH, et al. Use of Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Dietary Supplements By 17- and 18-year-old Students in Korea. J Med Food. 2003;6(1):27-42. PubMed PMID: 12804018.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Use of vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements by 17- and 18-year-old students in Korea. AU - Kim,Sun H, AU - Han,Ji H, AU - Zhu,Qin Yan, AU - Keen,Carl L, PY - 2003/6/14/pubmed PY - 2003/10/8/medline PY - 2003/6/14/entrez SP - 27 EP - 42 JF - Journal of medicinal food JO - J Med Food VL - 6 IS - 1 N2 - Various types of dietary supplements (DS) are popularly taken by young individuals. We surveyed 1,190 Korean senior high school third grade students for their DS use, motivational factors for this use, and potential dietary consequences of vitamin/mineral supplement (VMS) use. The use prevalence of DS-including VMS, tonic medicines, manufactured health food supplements, cordial food supplements, and drink rehabilitators-was 54%. VMS were taken most frequently, followed by tonic medicines and manufactured health food supplements. VMS use was highest in individuals who had a significant concern for their overall health and in those from families with a high socioeconomic level and with parental use of DS. Total daily study time of DS users was only slightly longer than that of nonusers. The VMS most frequently used were vitamin C and multivitamins. More than 46% of other DS users, and 58% of VMS users, had increased their intake of supplements during third grade relative to the previous year. VMS users had a more positive view of the potential health benefit of VMS than did nonusers. Vitamin and mineral intakes from VMS occurred over a wide range, with mean intakes typically exceeding the Korean and Canadian-U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances. For a significant number of individuals, intakes of vitamin A, niacin, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc exceeded the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels. Given the widespread use of DS by older teenagers, the contribution of these supplements to their overall health and well-being is a subject that clearly merits additional study. SN - 1096-620X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12804018/Use_of_vitamins_minerals_and_other_dietary_supplements_by_17__and_18_year_old_students_in_Korea_ L2 - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/109662003765184723?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -