Which came first, the health or the supplement?

The healthier a person is the more likely they are to take food supplements – which could distort links between the products and health outcomes, say Danish researchers.

The study, which looked at 54948 Danish people aged 50­64, used a health index based on smoking, physical activity, alcohol intake and diet as well as a metabolic risk index based on waist circumference, hypertension and the results of a urine glucose test.

“These findings support the previous findings that supplement users are generally more healthconscious, also in this population with a high prevalence of supplement use. Thus, lifestyle and dietary composition should be considered as confounders in studies on supplement use and health outcomes,”

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