Dietary supplements are often implicated in preventable adverse drug events in children and adolescents,1 yet current data on their use in this population are lacking. We used nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) to estimate the prevalence of dietary supplement use, including the use of both nutritional products and alternative medicines, among children and adolescents in the United States.
Qato DM, Alexander GC, Guadamuz JS, Lindau ST. Prevalence of Dietary Supplement Use in US Children and Adolescents, 2003-2014. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(8):780–782. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1008
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