Parham, Ellen S.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Human and Family Resources
Women--Nutrition; Dietary supplements; Nutrition--Requirements; Dietary supplements; Nutrition--Requirements; Women--Nutrition
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.
Gross, Sarah R., "Nutrient supplements : needs vs. availability" (1987). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4151.
Northern Illinois University
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