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Health beliefs and supplement use: adults in seven western states

Read, M.H.; Bock, M.A.; Carpenter, K.; Medeiros, D.; Ortiz, M.; Raab, C.; Schutz, H.; Sheehan, E.; Williams, D.K.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association 89(12): 1812-1813

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-8223
PMID: 2592714
Accession: 013134526

It has been said that America is into a health/fitness era and that we have taken to heart the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." One way to "prevent," at least in the minds of some segments of the population, is to take some type of vitamin/mineral supplement. This study examined the relationship between health beliefs, self-reported health status, and reported vitamin/mineral use by adults in the western region of the United States.

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