by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Australian Journal of Pharmacy : April 2005
Multivitamins can put back what the diet leaves out. Low dietary vitamin intake can leave people vulnerable to chronic illness The reality of a modern lifestyle means that, even with the best intentions, most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone1 and may not feel 100%. Suboptimal intake of vitamins is a risk factor for some chronic illnesses and is common in the general population.1,2 Achieving optimal vitamin intake from diet alone is often difficult The cornerstone of good health is an adequate diet. The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends a variety of nutritious foods each day.3 do not consume the right amount of the right food and are unable to obtain optimal amounts of vitamins and minerals from diet alone. Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults3 Cereals, rice, breads, pasta, noodles. Women 19-60 years 60+ years Pregnant 4-9 4-7 4-6 Breast feeding 5-7 Men 19-60 years 60+ years 6-12 4-9 Vegetables & legumes. 5 5 5-6 7 5 5 Fruit. 2 2 4 5 2 2 Milk, yoghurt, cheese. 2 2 2 2 2 2 Who is at risk of vitamin deficiency? Vitamin deficiency is a risk for all.2 : Lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts & legumes. 1 1 1.5 2 1 1 Extra foods (no more than) 0-2.5 0-2 0-2.5 0-2.5 0-3 0-2.5 A comprehensive review from the Journal of the American Medical Association recommended that all adults should take a multivitamin daily.1 Multivitamin and mineral supplementation to increase micronutrient intake to recommended levels is a prudent, inexpensive, and convenient way to improve general health.4 At particular risk are women of child-bearing age, people with poor eating habits, dieters, those consuming less than 1200 calories per day, people who are overweight, those on long term medications and the elderly.4 How Centrum helps put back what the diet leaves out Centrum is a comprehensive multivitamin and mineral supplement containing a balanced range of 27 essential vitamins and minerals including folic acid, antioxidants, calcium, iron and selenium. There are also specific Centrum formulations like Centrum Kids for children aged over 3 and Centrum Select 50+ to help men and women over 50 maintain their zest for life. Are your patients putting back what the diet leaves out? Recommend Centrum. It’s complete from A to Zinc. However, the reality is that most people Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pty Limited. Toll Free: 1800 283 195 www.centrum.net.au 1. Fletcher RH, Fairfield KM. Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults. Clinical applications. JAMA 2002;287(23):3127-9. 2. Fairfield KM, Fletcher RH. Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults. Scientific review. JAMA 2002;287(23):311626. 3. Dietary guidelines for Australians. A guide to healthy eating. National Health and Medical Research Council, ISBN 1864962240 ONLINE, 2003. 4. Blumberg J, Heber D (eds). Multivitamins and public health. Exploring the evidence. Key findings from the Multivitamins and Public Health Workshop, October 1, 2003. Read the label for full active ingredients list. McNabb WL7336 For a copy of the full JAMA article, ‘Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults’, contact us at email@example.com or 1800 283 195