ODS presents best of 2002 supplement research

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The Office of Dietary Supplements has released the latest issue of
the 'Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary
Supplement Research' for the year 2002, featuring several studies
on vitamin E supplements and heart disease management, amongst

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a fourth issue of the Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research, presenting significant research in the dietary supplement field for the year 2002.

The bibliography is intended to serve as a useful reference source for students, nutrition and health professionals, educators, and health communicators, as well as the scientists who conduct the research.

According to ODS, for this latest issue of the Annual Bibliography, there were over 350 original research articles nominated from 34 peer-reviewed journals. An international team of 45 expert reviewers in the fields of nutrition and botanical sciences and public health reviewed and ranked the articles and the top 25 articles were selected for publication.

The articles for the 2002 bibliography include research in the areas of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, botanicals, fiber and soy.

The bibliography also includes an index of citations of papers from the 2001 and 2000 Annual Bibliographies, allowing the reader to see developments in dietary supplement research over the last three years.

"Listing previous year's citations in each issue provides a snap-shot of the science for that year,"​ said Leila Saldanha, co-editor of the publication. "This year's issue, for example, features a number of intervention studies that examined the role of vitamin E in management of heart disease."

In 2001 the main focus was again on the management of heart disease but included a number of studies on both vitamin B and vitamin E.

Paul M. Coates, director of ODS​ explained the purpose behind the publication: "Interest and use of dietary supplements continues to be prevalent in the United States population, and this bibliography provides an excellent opportunity to give well-deserved recognition to those scientists conducting scientific research on these products."

This year's issue​ was launched at the 2003 annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association in San Antonio.

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