American Academy of Family Physicians
One of the first cuts of CFEN and its scientific advisors’ NHANES original analysis was presented at the 2016 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) annual meeting through a Scientific Informational Display. The poster presented an assessment of the impact of multivitamin/mineral supplements (MVMS) and single nutrient supplements (SNS) on nutrient adequacy and biomarkers of nutrient status in U.S. adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2009-2012.
Overall, results demonstrated that more frequent MVMS use was strongly associated with more adults achieving recommended micronutrient intakes. Those with any consumption of MVMS had significantly fewer inadequacies for all nutrients examined as compared to those who had not taken a supplement. Similar effects on micronutrient intakes were found with SNS.
MVMS and SNS could help millions of American adults obtain recommended levels of key nutrients and likely have a positive impact on nutrient status.
Read the AAFP poster for more about the full analysis, including background, methodology and results.