Study shows teens may need vitamin and mineral supplements – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study has shown that calcium and vitamin D intakes among teens and children were low even among those who were using a dietary supplement.
Bailey: Calcium is found in a multivitamin.
Narrator: Dr. Regan Bailey is a nutritional epidemiologist at the NIH.
Bailey: But calcium is only found in a low amount in multivitamins because it's a logistics issue.
Narrator: She explains that calcium is much bigger than other vitamins and minerals so it’s hard to fit into a child-sized pill. Vitamin D on the other hand, can be made from sun exposure. Learn more about this study and dietary supplements at 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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