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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, DC) has made available the fourth edition of The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements, a comprehensive report on the science behind multivitamins and other common dietary supplements. The full report is available for free download at CRN’s website.
Dietary supplement ingredients included in the updated report include vitamins C, D, E, B-6, and B12, folic acid, fiber, calcium, and fish oils. Annette Dickinson, PhD, past president and current consultant for CRN, authored the report.
“In updating the fourth edition of the report, we highlighted current research demonstrating the health benefits provided by consistent use of many of these nutrients,” said Dickinson. “We assessed not only the studies with favorable outcomes, but also those studies with ‘null’ or ‘negative’ findings, to paint a thorough picture of the state of the science surrounding these nutrients. And because we evaluate relevant scientific studies throughout the report, it was essential for us also to delve into the current debate over nutrient benefits-what is working, what could be improved, and what many experts in the field suggest.”