| Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances
in Dietary Supplement Research 2003
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) announces the release of the fifth issue of the
Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement
Research. This publication presents significant research in the
dietary supplement field for the year 2003.
"Each year, over the past five years, the Office has engaged
in a process of identifying exemplary papers on dietary supplements
and disseminating this information to researchers, health professionals,
and consumers," said Paul M. Coates, Ph.D., Director of ODS.
"Interest and use of dietary supplements continues to be prevalent
in the United States population, and this bibliography provides
an excellent opportunity to give well-deserved recognition to those
scientists conducting scientific research on these products."
For the 2003 issue of the Annual Bibliography, there were over 300
original research articles nominated from 34 peer-reviewed journals.
An international team of 45 expert reviewers in the fields of nutrition
and botanical sciences and public health reviewed and ranked the
articles. The top 25 articles were selected for publication.
The articles for the 2003 bibliography included research in the
- Supplements and Bone Health
- Supplements and Cancer
- Supplements and Cardiovascular Health
- Supplements and Inflammation
- Supplements and Early Development
The 2003 Bibliography includes an index of citations of papers from
the 2002 and 2001 Annual Bibliographies. This feature, introduced
with the 2001 issue, allows the reader to see developments in dietary
supplement research over the last three years.
"Listing previous year's citations in each issue provides a
snap-shot of the science for that year," said Leila Saldanha,
Ph.D., R.D., co-editor of the publication. "In this year's
issue, we grouped the papers by health condition rather than by
ingredient, as many of the papers fell into the three major health
categories afflicting people, i.e. bone health, cardiovascular disease,
"We envision that this bibliography will serve as a useful
reference source for students, nutrition and health professionals,
educators, and health communicators, as well as the scientists who
conduct the research," said Rebecca B. Costello, Ph.D., Deputy
Director of ODS. The Annual Bibliography citations are also highlighted
in the IBIDS (International Bibliographic Information on Dietary
Supplements Database) for ease of identification, available on the
ODS website. This year's issue was launched at the 2004 annual meeting
of the American Dietetic Association in Anaheim, California.
Copies of the fifth Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances
in Dietary Supplement Research may be downloaded from the ODS website
Single copies may also be requested from ODS by phone (301-435-2920)
or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For additional information about ODS, please visit http://ods.od.nih.gov.
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