Vitamin/mineral supplement use by geriatric outpatients in the united kingdom

Mel P. Daly, Jeffery Sobal

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Many elderly people in the United States take vitamintmineral supplements, but little is known about supplement use by the elderly in the United Kingdom. Among 203 patients referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic in Britain, 28% used supplements during the last year. Most supplement users consumed them daily and had used them for over a year. Multivitamins were the most frequent type of supplement taken, followed by Iron, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. The primary reasons for supplement use were for more energy, treating illness, and feeling stronger.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 17 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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