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Evidence Lacking in Multivitamin Study of Women's Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease or Death, Says Natural Products Association
Date:2/9/2009

sory visit to the FDA's Web site would have revealed that other nutrients and dietary ingredients, including the very calcium and vitamin D that they studied, also have FDA-authorized health claims." The FDA was granted the ability to approved or authorize claims explaining a nutrient's positive health benefits when supported by research as a result of the 1994 regulating dietary supplements.

More than 180 million Americans take dietary supplements regularly to supplement inadequate diets and maintain and improve health.

"Taken as a whole, the research on dietary supplements in the prevention of chronic diseases is strong and consistent," said Fabricant. "To suggest that taking vitamins and minerals with a demonstrated health benefit is unnecessary sends the wrong public health message."

About The Natural Products Association

The Natural Products Association is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The association represents more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. Association members meet annually each July in Las Vegas at the association's official tradeshow, Natural MarketPlace (http://www.naturalmarketplaceshow.com/)


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