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Volume 5 Issue 301 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-Oct-2003
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ODS releases annual bibliography of significant advances in dietary supplement research 2002

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the release of the fourth issue of the Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research. This publication presents significant research in the dietary supplement field for the year 2002.

"ODS is pleased to release the 2002 Bibliography. The response to previous issues has been so positive that we are continuing the series with a fourth edition," said Paul M. Coates, Ph.D., Director of ODS. "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."

For the 2002 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. The top 25 articles were selected for publication.

The articles for the 2002 bibliography included research in the following areas:

  • Antioxidants;

  • Vitamins;

  • Minerals;

  • Amino acids and fatty acids;

  • Botanicals;

  • Fiber; and

  • Soy

The 2002 Bibliography includes an index of citations of papers from the 2001 and 2000 Annual Bibliographies. This feature, introduced with the 2001 issue, allows 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, Ph.D., R.D., 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".

"We envision that this bibliography will 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," said Rebecca B. Costello, Ph.D., Deputy Director of ODS. This year's issue was launched at the 2003 annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association in San Antonio.

You may download a copy of the bibliography in today's issue of Vidyya.

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