Obese Adults More Likely to Lack Vitamins and Minerals

Compared to normal weight adults, obese adults are more likely to lack key vitamins and minerals in their diets, a large new study suggests. Recently published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, researchers evaluated total nutrient intakes from foods and supplements in more than 18,000 subjects participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2008. The subjects were categorized by body weight status as either normal weight (body mass index Continue reading →

Is Your Health At Risk Due to Too Little Vitamin and Mineral Intake?

The majority of Americans don’t get enough of the nutrients that are essential for lifelong health, according to the latest national survey research. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009–2010 reveals a grim picture of Americans' health. According to the survey data, nearly the entire U.S. population is at risk of vitamin and mineral inadequacy, which is associated with increased risk of chronic disease (1-3). 65% or greater fail to meet daily recommended dietary Continue reading →

Essentials of Youthful Aging

The prevalence of obesity and undernutrition only continue to grow despite continued practical advice from nutritionists to eat less and make fruits and vegetables a greater part of our diets. Rampant overeating of the wrong foods characteristic of the average adult in the United States has not afforded increased intake of vitamins and minerals. On the contrary, clinical and epidemiological studies find that most Americans receive suboptimal intakes of these micronutrients and that most suffer Continue reading →