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Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel

This report, titled Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel, is the product of the work of an ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Standing Committee on Military Nutrition Research (CMNR). The CMNR, a standing committee of the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), was established in 1982 to advise the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on the need for and conduct of nutrition research and related issues.

This report was produced in response to a request by the Military Nutrition Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a committee to review the use of dietary supplements by military personnel and recommend an approach to determine which dietary supplements need active management.

Initial sponsors of the study were USARIEM, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Samueli Institute, and the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements.

Their representatives helped with the formulation of the specific questions in consultation with the CMNR. As the project was initiated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition became a sponsor of the study.

Read More: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3968/

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