Study shows teens may need vitamin and mineral supplements – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study suggests teens are more likely to need vitamin and mineral supplements than children; and many children and adolescents that are taking supplements aren't getting recommended levels of some nutrients. Dr. Regan Bailey, at the NIH says there are steps parents can take if they think their child or teenager isn't getting the proper amounts of certain nutrients.
Bailey: Parents need to talk to their health care professionals, either a physician or dietician if they're concerned.
Narrator: The study found that even though adolescents are the least likely to take dietary supplements, they would actually benefit most from them. For more information, 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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