Dietary supplements usage among elderly Taiwanese during 2005-2008.

  title={Dietary supplements usage among elderly Taiwanese during 2005-2008.},
  author={Shih-Ying Chen and J Lin and T Chen and Shiou-Guei Guo and Mei-Ding Kao and Wen-Harn L Pan},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={20 2},
This study describes dietary supplement consumption practices among the Taiwanese population over the age of 65. Data for the analyses were derived from the 2005-2008 Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan. Data from a total of 914 participants (456 men and 458 women) was collected in the study to delineate patterns of supplement usage. The results indicated that the percentage of individuals taking supplements was 45.7% for men and 52.2% for women. There were no significant differences in… CONTINUE READING


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