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Nearly one-third of children use dietary supplements

KEY POINT

An analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) from 2003 to 2014 published in JAMA Pediatrics found that approximately 33% of children and young adults (aged 0–19 y) use dietary supplements that range from multivitamins to melatonin to omega-3 fatty acids.

SOURCES

Qato DM, et al. Prevalence of dietary supplement use in US children and adolescents, 2003-2014. JAMA Pediatrics. 2018;[Epub ahead of print].