Use of vitamin supplements and the association with personal characteristics were investigated among 4,654 American men of Japanese ancestry in Hawaii.
A total of 58 percent of the subjects who were ages 68 to 90 took vitamin supplements.
Among supplement users, multivitamins were most commonly used (77 percent), followed by vitamin C (53 percent), E (43 percent), and A (10 percent).
Ninety-two percent of users took at least seven pills per week when all types of pills were combined.
Vitamin supplement users were more educated, more physically active, more likely to be married, and less obese than nonusers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vitamine, Vieillard, Homme, Voie orale, Epidémiologie, Japonais, Hawaï, Polynésie, Océanie, Supplémentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vitamin, Elderly, Human, Oral administration, Epidemiology, Japanese, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0216228
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.