Monday, 15 January 2018

some news from US: "College students lean on dietary supplements"

According to Clinical Nutrition, an international journal providing essential scientific information on nutritional and metabolic care, the most popular supplement among students surveyed in October 2015 were multivitamin or multimineral supplements 42 percent; individual vitamins 29 percent; protein or amino acids 17 percent; herbal supplements 9 percent; and combination products 6 percent. 

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination (NHANES) survey taken on October 29, 2014, the most popular dietary supplement classified as “other” were: caffeine 16 percent, fish oil 8 percent, echinacea 5 percent, and bodybuilding/creatine supplements 5 percent. 

[the full story is here

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our view: going from year 6 of secondary school to University, the students need to adopt a new lifestyle, away from home, away from home meals, with more responsibilities and hence more risk for junk food.
It is crucial we educate 16-18 y old students on HOW they can make this diet transition in a healthy and smooth way; supplements is NOT the answer! A balanced diet is needed! 

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