Dietary Supplement Practicum (1 of 21): What ODS Does & an Overview of Dietary Supplement Use

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(Bethesda, MD) Paul Coates, Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) sets the stage for the 2017 ODS Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. Dr. Coates welcomes the participants and describes the history, mission, and work of ODS, which was established by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D, practicum director and scientific consultant at ODS and associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, follows with a detailed overview of U.S. dietary supplement use by adults and children based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), including the most commonly used dietary supplement products in the U.S.

This presentation is part of the 2017 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum sponsored by the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). This 2.5-day annual event for faculty, students, and health practitioners provides a thorough overview of issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It also emphasizes the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research. For more information:


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