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Executive Summary: Conference on Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly - Proceedings of the Conference Held January 14–15, 2003, Natcher Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md

Rebecca Costello, Judith Finkelstein, Leila Saldanha, Michelle Dell'Orto
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2004.tb00039.x 160-175 First published online: 1 April 2004


“Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly” was third in a series of conferences on dietary supplement use through the lifespan organized by the NIH. Serving as scientific chair of the conference was Robert Russell, M. D., Director and Senior Scientist of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University; as honorary chair was Nancy Wellman, Ph.D., FADA, Director of the National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, Florida International University. Invited speakers were leading scientists in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, and aging. Close to 300 researchers, government representatives, and public health professionals attended the conference. Conference materials, including PowerPoint presentations, are posted at the Office of Dietary Supplements website http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.govshowpage.aspxpageid=148. In addition, a comprehensive bibliography of Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly, prepared by the National Library of Medicine to complement the workshop materials, can be accessed through the library's website at http://www.nlm.nih.govpubscbmelderdietsuppl.html.

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