Supplement use rife among older Aussies: study
Fears have been raised about the promotion of complementary medicines to older Australians, with findings almost three quarters of them use supplements.
Monash University authors have found 44% of those aged over 70 take fish oil either daily or occasionally, 34% take vitamin D, 27% take glucosamine, and 25% take calcium supplements.
Researchers assessed self-reported use (every day, occasionally, never) of complementary medicines by healthy people over 70 years of age living NSW, Tasmania and Victoria.
They analysed data from the ASPirin in