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Research Letter
March 2014

Market Analysis of Vitamin Supplementation in Infants and Children: Evidence From the Dietary Supplement Label Database

Author Affiliations
  • 1LECOM School of Pharmacy, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 2Provider Resources Inc, Erie, Pennsylvania
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(3):291-292. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4187

The Office of Dietary Supplements in concert with the National Library of Medicine recently created the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) to facilitate the scientific study of dietary supplement labels.1,2 The DSLD allows researchers to extract dietary supplement labels for research purposes. For example, the database may be used to assess label information to ensure that label information is truthful and accurate or to compare and contrast a large number of dietary supplements.

To our knowledge, we report the first analysis of labeled vitamin content for infants and children (<12 months and 12 months to <4 years) through the use of the DSLD. We analyzed whether the content of vitamins as a whole is based on Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations.3

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