Publication Date

1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Parham, Ellen S.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Human and Family Resources

LCSH

Women--Nutrition||Dietary supplements||Nutrition--Requirements||Dietary supplements||Nutrition--Requirements||Women--Nutrition

Abstract

Of the approximately 150 women presently participating in the Women's Nutrition Project, 86 completed at least three days' diet record over two consecutive years. Their dietary intakes were analyzed for deficient (<67% RDA) and less than optimal (67-89% RDA) intakes of ten nutrients. Nutrient intake increased as calories increased, although age was a significant factor in meeting needs for iron and vitamin C. There were no significant differences in dietary intakes between supplement users and non-users over all. Retail stores were surveyed for nutrient supplements to meet the determined needs. While there were many acceptable products to meet the daily needs of all groups, they all contained more than just a few calories. No non-caloric supplements were acceptable for use in meeting the needs of any group for daily "insurance formula" use. Some supplements were suitable for use every other day.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-56)

Extent

56 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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