|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 6, 2003
Rebecca Costello, Ph.D.
Judy Finkelstein, Ph.D.
NIH to Host Conference on Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly
- Characteristics of age-related changes in physiology and metabolism as they relate to dietary supplements use.
- Data on dietary supplements use: What segments of the elderly population are using supplements? Which supplements are being used? Under what circumstances are they being used?
- Identification of differences reflective of age-related changes that affect physiological functions and bioavailability of nutrients and other bioactive substances, combined with factors that influence behavior (development of attitudes and beliefs).
- Issues and data gaps related to supplement use in the elderly, such as efficacy, safety, and various types of interactions (i.e., with prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, surgical procedures, disease states, etc.)
- Evaluation of current justifications for use.
Information regarding the conference agenda and registration are available
Pre-registration is required and there is a fee to attend. Members of the media
who wish to attend should contact Kelli Marciel at (301) 496-4819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Dietary Supplements is part of the Office of the Director, a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.