Study shows teens may need vitamin and mineral supplements – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study has found that even though teens are the least likely to take dietary supplements, they would actually benefit most from taking them. Dr. Regan Bailey, at the NIH explains why teenagers aren’t getting the proper nutrients through food.
Bailey: They have limited food choices so they tend to eat the same foods over and over again. They are also a group who is notorious for not consuming enough fruits and vegetables and whole grains so this is certainly a group we are concerned about for not meeting their nutrient requirements.
Narrator: For details on vitamin and mineral supplements, visit www.ods.od.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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