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New Economic Report Regarding Dietary Supplement Usage

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Dietary Supplement Use Could Save Billions Of Dollars In Health Care Costs

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 75% of the money spent on US health care goes toward the treatment of chronic disease, while only 3% goes toward prevention. In their report, sponsored by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), researchers at Frost and Sulivan conducted a systematic review of hundreds of scientific studies looking at the use of dietary supplements and the resulting impact their use could have on the prevention of four chronic disease categories: coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes-attributed CHD, age-related eye disease (primarily age-related macular degeneration and cataracts) and osteoporosis. The report demonstrates that the use of dietary supplements among those at high risk of experiencing a costly disease-related event can lead to billions of dollars in health care cost savings, not to mention the improvement in the lives for those individuals and their loved ones.


Shanahan C, de Lorimier R. Smart Prevention – Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted use of Dietary Supplements; An Economic Case for Promoting Increased Intake of Key Dietary Supplements as a Means to Combat Unsustainable Health Care Cost Growth in the United States. Frost & Sullivan 2013

Author: Emily Schmidt

Chiropractic Assistant and Secretary for Dr. Joan

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