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Evaluation of the Dietary Supplements Intake Among University Students

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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and reasons of intake of dietary supplements among students aged 19-29 years. The survey was performed using the questionnaire method Computer-Assisted Web Interview among group of 350 students aged 19-29 years in March 2018. Dietary supplements have been used by 66,85% respondents. More than a half of respondents took them every day. Almost 70% of students took dietary supplements as a result of their own decisions. Single-component supplements were the most commonly used ones, including preparations of vitamin D and magnesium. The most common reasons of supplementation among students were preventions and improvement of health. The current study shows that the intake of dietary supplements is common among students, especially among women and students of nutritional associated courses. In most of the cases it was a result of individual decisions, rarely due to the recommendations of specialists.
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  • Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 159C Nowoursynowska Str., 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
  • Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 159C Nowoursynowska Str., 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
  • Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 159C Nowoursynowska Str., 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
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