Study shows teens may need vitamin and mineral supplements – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study shows that teens are more likely to need dietary supplements than children. Dr. Regan Bailey, at the NIH says parents should to talk to their health care professionals if they're concerned.
Bailey: There are special cases that we know may need supplements. For example, children who are vegans may need a vitamin B12 supplement because that's a nutrient that's only found in animal products. If your child is not consuming the recommended amount of dairy or calcium-rich foods, then he or she may need a calcium supplement.
Narrator: For details on this study and information on dietary supplements, visit www.ods.od.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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