Navigation Links
Many middle-aged and older Americans not getting adequate nutrition
Date:2/28/2009

ad significantly lower dietary intakes of calcium than Caucasians and Hispanics.

The study also evaluated differences between multivitamins and high-dose supplements. While high-dose calcium was associated with meeting RDA/AIs for all ethnic groups, some high-dose supplements could also cause users to exceed their Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs). For calcium, 15.0% of high-dose users exceeded the UL compared to 1.9% of multivitamin users and 2.1% of non-users. For magnesium, 35.3% of high-dose supplement users exceeded the UL compared to 0% of both multivitamin users and non-users. In addition, 6.6% high-dose vitamin C users exceeded the UL compared to 0% of both multivitamin users and non-users.

The study also found that potassium intake was very much below the RDA whether supplements were taken or not. This could point to a need to reformulate supplements to deliver higher potassium doses.

Writing in the article, Pamela J. Schreiner, MS, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, states, "The present study indicates a clear association between meeting RDA/AIs and supplement use for calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. However, even with the assistance of dietary supplements many middle-aged and older Americans are not getting adequate nutrition, and there was no association between supplement use and meeting the AI for potassium. In addition, those taking high-dose vitamin supplements were more likely to exceed the UL for that nutrient. Future studies should explore dietary supplementation along with other methods to improve nutrition in middle-aged and older Americans."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lynelle Korte
jadamedia@elsevier.com
314-453-4841
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Long-term study of middle-aged mice shows
2. No longer a gray area: Our hair bleaches itself as we grow older
3. Older killer whales make the best mothers
4. Gardening gives older adults benefits like hand strength and self-esteem
5. Gardening gives older adults benefits like hand strength and self esteem
6. Research finds older women who are more physically fit have better cognitive function
7. Pain is in the eyes of the beholder
8. Older people who diet without exercising lose valuable muscle mass
9. BIO-key(R) Issues Open Letter to Shareholders
10. Testosterone replacement theraphy beneficial in men 60 and older
11. RING finger protein 5 may guide treatment for muscle disease in older adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... New University of Toronto Scarborough research shows that male ... well-fed virgins a rare example of mate preference ... by UTSC post-doc Emily MacLeod and Maydianne Andrade, a ... both controlled field studies and the wild that males ... also found male black widows can tell whether a ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... (4/23/14) -- Researchers have found evidence of an ... that increase aggressive behavior in children, especially in ... all children exposed to prenatal smoking will have ... not," said Brian Boutwell, Assistant Professor at Sam ... senior author on the study. "One possible ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... announced Sophie Martin of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, ... The award acknowledges her work to understand the molecular ... cell. , Martin has been working for the past ... way in which the spatial organization of cells contributes ... 11 years, she has been using fission yeast, which ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Picky male black widow spiders prefer well-fed virgins 2Genetics risk, prenatal smoking may predict behavioral problems 2EMBO Gold Medal 2014 awarded to Sophie Martin 2
... eating fatty and sugary foods causes chemical changes in the ... to going through drug withdrawal, according to a study published ... Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated CRCHUM Hospital Research Centre. ... comparable to our own, we discovered that the neurochemistry of ...
... DEC. 10, 2012 Joanna Lambert, professor in the UTSA ... the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ... field of primate feeding biology at evolutionary and ecological ... selected for her scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to ...
... natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make ... basis for a new "green" battery. Chemists from ... University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop a non-toxic ... the roots of the madder plant ( Rubia species). ...
Cached Biology News:Could ending your fatty food habit cause withdrawal symptoms and depression? 2UTSA anthropologist honored for contributions researching primates in Africa 2Ancient red dye powers new 'green' battery 2Ancient red dye powers new 'green' battery 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and ... the United States and Europe ... JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. ... more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... The largest international professional organization of scientists ... derivatives thereof has endorsed an educational program that ... challenges of adulterated herb and botanical products. ... The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 In recent years, ... and methods in product development and promotion has led ... This mistrust, fueled by concerns about the insidious impact ... reports of spectacular fines to the world’s biggest pharmas ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Ontario , Jan. 14, 2014   Kinaxis ®, provider ... SCM ) and sales and operations planning ( S&OP ) ... Biomanufacturing Summit , which will be held at the ... the conference, join Kinaxis customer Elisabeth Kaszas , Director ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2
... , , FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 16 WaferGen Biosystems, ... state-of-the-art genetic analysis systems, today announced that it will ... service for gene-expression profiling using its SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR ... comprehensive human microRNA panel of 885 microRNAs on a ...
... ... , ... (Vocus) December 16, 2009 -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne ... microgears when suspended in a solution, providing insights for design of bio-inspired dynamically adaptive ...
... , INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ ... Indiana,s life sciences industry and an active venture capital market, ... Retirement Fund, Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre ... the establishment of the INext Fund, a $58 million venture ...
Cached Biology Technology:WaferGen to Launch Human MicroRNA Panel for Gene-Expression Profiling of 885 MicroRNA for Its Service Using the SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System 2WaferGen to Launch Human MicroRNA Panel for Gene-Expression Profiling of 885 MicroRNA for Its Service Using the SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System 3WaferGen to Launch Human MicroRNA Panel for Gene-Expression Profiling of 885 MicroRNA for Its Service Using the SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System 4Argonne Scientists Use Bacteria to Power Simple Machines 2Argonne Scientists Use Bacteria to Power Simple Machines 3Indiana Industry, University and Community Leaders Capitalize on Next Generation of State's Life Sciences Growth 2Indiana Industry, University and Community Leaders Capitalize on Next Generation of State's Life Sciences Growth 3Indiana Industry, University and Community Leaders Capitalize on Next Generation of State's Life Sciences Growth 4Indiana Industry, University and Community Leaders Capitalize on Next Generation of State's Life Sciences Growth 5
MOUSE ANTI GUINEA PIG T-CELLS (PAN):FITC Immunogen: Guinea pig peritoneal T-cells...
... Error-free cloning of BAC (100+kb), fosmid ... Greater insert stability than any othe BAC ... for high yields and easy recombinant DNA ... or transcription-free (pSMART VC) vectors for the ...
... Error-free cloning of BAC (100+kb), fosmid ... Greater insert stability than any othe BAC ... for high yields and easy recombinant DNA ... or transcription-free (pSMART VC) vectors for the ...
Anti-Goat HRP-AEC Cell & Tissue Staining Kit...
Biology Products: