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Monday, November 12, 2007

Supplement boost nutrition levels for over 50's

An American study finds older people who take supplements may be at a lower risk of dietary deficiencies.
Men and women over the age of 51 who take dietary supplements on a regular basis are more likely to receive adequate levels of vitamins and minerals, report researchers. [1]
A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggested a significant proportion of over-50s do not receive sufficient nutrients from diet alone and therefore may benefit from supplementation.
The vitamin and mineral intakes of 4, 384 participants, half of whom took supplements daily, were examined. Intakes of folate, zinc, iron and vitamins A, B and C were all found to be adequate among the supplementing group.
Researcher Rhonda Sebastian from the US Department of Agriculture said a large "proportion of older adults do not consume sufficient amounts of many nutrients from foods alone. Supplements compensate to some extent, but only an estimated half of this population uses them daily. Modifying dietary attitudes may result in a higher rate of supplement use in this at-risk population."

Mannatech is #12 in Business Week’s “Hot Growth” Companies 2007:
A report released this week by Business Week appropriately named "The Hottest Of The Hot Growth 100" lists what they foresee as the Top 100 Growth Company's for 2007 - world wide, in their words "This fascinating group of small companies is tearing up the charts...the Hot Growth Class of 2007 are an incredibly diverse group...they're determined to be faster, and better, than the next guy."The big spin on this story, is that Mannatech is not only listed in the Top 100, they are listed as #12!

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