MARY ELLEN CAMIRE

MARK A. KANTOR

A PUBLICATION OF THE INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS ’ EXPERT PANEL ON FOOD SAFETY AND NUTRITION

The omnivorous diet of humans can provide the diverse blend of nutrients needed for growth, maintenance, and overall health. For some people, however, food alone may not supply adequate amounts of required nutrients. Nutritional needs change with aging, pregnancy, and lactation and may be altered by acute and chronic diseases or other medical conditions.

During the twentieth century, progress has bee…

Table 1 Examples of Dietary Ingredients Defined as Dietary Supplements by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 19941

Fig.1—Dietary Supplement Label Format From Kurtzweil (1998)

Table 2 Permissible Statements of Nutritional Support for Dietary Supplements1

Table 3 Potential Adverse Effects of Dietary Supplements

Table 4 Potential Drug-Dietary Supplement Interactions

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