New data has been released regarding the 28th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
The report, which is a collection of data from 2010 that was reported through the Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS), shows that there is a “wide margin of safety for dietary supplements.”
The study from the National Institute of Health, Office of Dietary supplements with approx 20,000 participants showed that about 50 percent of Americans use supplements, and about 20 percent of the participating adults are taking a health supplement with at least one botanical.
The results of the study were published in the Journal of Nutrition.
The Poison Control Center has kept detailed records and statistics on the reports of poisonings for every kind of substance, which includes dietary supplements.
In 2007, the Poison Control Center reported no deaths associated with multiple vitamins, B vitamins or from vitamins A, C, D or E. It also reported that there were no deaths from any of these vitamin supplements or any other vitamin in 2010.
“The results from the 28th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, is a welcomed response to some of the negative press on supplements recently,” industry leaders said. “This news is both positive and reassuring of our efforts to help people become healthier.” and added “Although this report shows the overall safety of the dietary supplement industry as a whole, it is very important to try to take these results in context.”
For more information, visit www.nih.gov.
This article is for informational and educational purposes only; It is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult your doctor or healthcare professional.
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