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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use of vitamin supplements among university students in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Author: dos Santos, KMO
Barros, AD
Abstract: With the purpose of determining the prevalence of vitamin consumption, a survey was conducted in a sample of 894 private university freshmen in Sap Paulo. It revealed that 30.4% of the students consumed vitamin supplements within the preceeding 3 months-23.1% on a regular basis ans 6.0% sporadically. Vitamin C and multivitamin supplements were the most consumed products. The regular consumption of vitamin supplements was related to the frequency of physical exercise. "To stay healthy" was the most cited reason for supplementaion.
Subject: vitamins
drug use habits
dietary supplements
Country: Brasil
Editor: Revista De Saude Publica
Citation: Revista De Saude Publica. Revista De Saude Publica, v. 36, n. 2, n. 250, n. 253, 2002.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2002
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