A third of US kids pop dietary pills

日期:2019-03-02 05:20:01 作者:鲜于比谌 阅读:

Almost a third of American children swallow vitamin and mineral supplements – but it’s still not clear whether they’re getting enough. Mary Frances Picciano and her colleagues at the Office of Dietary Supplements in Bethesda, Maryland, analysed the results of interviews with 10,136 children, which were designed to track trends in the American diet. She found that 32 per cent of children had taken supplements in the 30 days prior to their interview. While supplement use peaked at 49 per cent for five-year-olds, it declined to about 20 per cent in mid-teens,