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Multivitamin-multimineral supplements: who uses them?
Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jan; 85(1):277S-279S.AJ

Abstract

Dietary supplement use is increasingly common in the United States. Multivitamin formulations with or without minerals are typically the most common type of dietary supplement reported in surveys and studies that collect data relating to dietary supplement use. In the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2000, 52% of adults reported taking a dietary supplement in the past month, and 35% reported regular use of a multivitamin-multimineral (MVMM) product. NHANES III data indicate an overall prevalence of dietary supplement usage of 40%, with prevalence rates of 35% in NHANES II and 23% in NHANES I. Women (versus men), older age groups, non-Hispanic whites (versus non-Hispanic blacks or Mexican Americans), and those with a higher education level, lower body mass index, higher physical activity level, and more frequent consumption of wine had a greater likelihood of reporting use of MVMM supplements in NHANES 1999-2000. Data from children suggest a similar prevalence rate, but lower prevalence rates of usage were reported in studies of adolescents. Individuals who use dietary supplements (including MVMM formulations) generally report higher dietary nutrient intakes and healthier diets in studies in which dietary data were also collected. Among adults with a history of breast or prostate cancer, usage rates for dietary supplements in general and MVMMs are considerably higher (eg, 56-57% for MVMMs), and these subgroups are more likely to also report use of single vitamin and mineral supplements. Thus, MVMM use contributes a considerable proportion of nutrient intakes in the United States and may contribute to risk of excessive intakes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0901, USA. clrock@ucsd.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17209209

Citation

Rock, Cheryl L.. "Multivitamin-multimineral Supplements: Who Uses Them?" The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 85, no. 1, 2007, 277S-279S.
Rock CL. Multivitamin-multimineral supplements: who uses them? Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(1):277S-279S.
Rock, C. L. (2007). Multivitamin-multimineral supplements: who uses them? The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 85(1), 277S-279S.
Rock CL. Multivitamin-multimineral Supplements: Who Uses Them. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(1):277S-279S. PubMed PMID: 17209209.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Multivitamin-multimineral supplements: who uses them? A1 - Rock,Cheryl L, PY - 2007/1/9/pubmed PY - 2007/2/16/medline PY - 2007/1/9/entrez SP - 277S EP - 279S JF - The American journal of clinical nutrition JO - Am. J. Clin. Nutr. VL - 85 IS - 1 N2 - Dietary supplement use is increasingly common in the United States. Multivitamin formulations with or without minerals are typically the most common type of dietary supplement reported in surveys and studies that collect data relating to dietary supplement use. In the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2000, 52% of adults reported taking a dietary supplement in the past month, and 35% reported regular use of a multivitamin-multimineral (MVMM) product. NHANES III data indicate an overall prevalence of dietary supplement usage of 40%, with prevalence rates of 35% in NHANES II and 23% in NHANES I. Women (versus men), older age groups, non-Hispanic whites (versus non-Hispanic blacks or Mexican Americans), and those with a higher education level, lower body mass index, higher physical activity level, and more frequent consumption of wine had a greater likelihood of reporting use of MVMM supplements in NHANES 1999-2000. Data from children suggest a similar prevalence rate, but lower prevalence rates of usage were reported in studies of adolescents. Individuals who use dietary supplements (including MVMM formulations) generally report higher dietary nutrient intakes and healthier diets in studies in which dietary data were also collected. Among adults with a history of breast or prostate cancer, usage rates for dietary supplements in general and MVMMs are considerably higher (eg, 56-57% for MVMMs), and these subgroups are more likely to also report use of single vitamin and mineral supplements. Thus, MVMM use contributes a considerable proportion of nutrient intakes in the United States and may contribute to risk of excessive intakes. SN - 0002-9165 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17209209/Multivitamin_multimineral_supplements:_who_uses_them L2 - https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/ajcn/85.1.277S DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -