Use Of Dietary Supplements By Military Personnel

Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel
Publisher National Academies Press
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Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 474
ISBN 0309177650
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Dietary supplements are widely available through a rapidly expanding market of products commonly advertised as beneficial for health, performance enhancement, and disease prevention. Given the importance and frequent evaluation of physical performance and health as a criteria to join and remain in the military, the use of these products by military personnel has raised concern regarding over-all and long-term efficacy and safety. This evaluation is especially difficult, as many of these supplements contain multiple ingredients, have a changing composition over time, or are used intermittently at doses difficult to measure. This book analyzes the patterns of dietary supplement use among military personnel, examines published reviews of the scientific evidence, and identifies those dietary supplements that are beneficial and/or warrant concern due to risks to health or performance. The book also recommends a system to monitor adverse health effects and a framework to identify the need for active management of dietary supplements by military personnel. Military policy makers, personnel, and recruits will find this book useful, as will nutritionists, athletes, and others working in strenuous environments.

Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-31

Dietary supplements are widely available through a rapidly expanding market of products commonly advertised as beneficial for health, performance enhancement, and disease prevention. Given the importance and frequent evaluation of physical performance and health as a criteria to join and remain in the military, the use of these products by

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Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-01

Dietary supplements are widely available through a rapidly expanding market of products commonly advertised as beneficial for health, performance enhancement, and disease prevention. Given the importance and frequent evaluation of physical performance and health as a criteria to join and remain in the military, the use of these products by

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Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel
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  • Release Date : 2008

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Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

An Institute of Medicine expert committee was convened to review the use of dietary supplements by military personnel and provide recommendations to the Department of defense about determining their safety The committee held a public workshop on February 12-13, 2007, in Washington, D.C., to gather results from military surveys on

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Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to some estimates. TBI is also a major problem among civilians, especially those who engage in certain sports. At the request of the Department of Defense, the IOM examined the potential role of

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Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research,Committee on Mineral Requirements for Cognitive and Physical Performance of Military Personnel
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-21

The U.S. Army Health Risk Appraisal group surveyed 400,000 active duty U.S. Army personnel in the late 1990s to determine whether or not those personnel met the dietary objectives of Healthy People 2000 (HP2000), a national agenda for health promotion and disease prevention. As reported by Yore et al. (2000), Army

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Military Strategies for Sustainment of Nutrition and Immune Function in the Field
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1999-05-13

Every aspect of immune function and host defense is dependent upon a proper supply and balance of nutrients. Severe malnutrition can cause significant alteration in immune response, but even subclinical deficits may be associated with an impaired immune response, and an increased risk of infection. Infectious diseases have accounted for

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Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short Term  High Intensity Combat Operations
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research,Committee on Optimization of Nutrient Composition of Military Rations for Short-Term, High-Stress Situations
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-09

Recognizing the importance of good nutrition for physical and mental status, the Department of Defense asked the Institute of Medicine to guide the design of the nutritional composition of a ration for soldiers on short-term, high-stress missions. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-Term, High-Intensity Combat Operations considers military performance, health

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The Role of Protein and Amino Acids in Sustaining and Enhancing Performance
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1999-09-15

It is a commonly held belief that athletes, particularly body builders, have greater requirements for dietary protein than sedentary individuals. However, the evidence in support of this contention is controversial. This book is the latest in a series of publications designed to inform both civilian and military scientists and personnel

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Not Eating Enough
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1995-10-01

Eating enough food to meet nutritional needs and maintain good health and good performance in all aspects of life--both at home and on the job--is important for all of us throughout our lives. For military personnel, however, this presents a special challenge. Although soldiers typically have a number of options

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Dietary Supplements
  • Author : Committee on the Framework for Evaluating the Safety of the Dietary Supplements,Institute of Medicine,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-12-17

The growing consumer interest in health and fitness has expanded the market for a wide range of products, from yoga mats to the multiple dietary supplements now on the market. Supplements are popular, but are they safe? Many dietary supplements are probably safe when used as recommended. However, since 1994 when

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Caffeine for the Sustainment of Mental Task Performance
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2002-01-07

This report from the Committee on Military Nutrition Research reviews the history of caffeine usage, the metabolism of caffeine, and its physiological effects. The effects of caffeine on physical performance, cognitive function and alertness, and alleviation of sleep deprivation impairments are discussed in light of recent scientific literature. The impact

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Nutritional Needs in Cold and High Altitude Environments
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1996-05-15

This book reviews the research pertaining to nutrient requirements for working in cold or in high-altitude environments and states recommendations regarding the application of this information to military operational rations. It addresses whether, aside from increased energy demands, cold or high-altitude environments elicit an increased demand or requirement for specific

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Committee on Military Nutrition Research
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1999-09-04

The activities of the Food and Nutrition Board's Committee on Military Nutrition Research (CMNR, the committee) have been supported since 1994 by grant DAMD17-94-J-4046 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). This report fulfills the final reporting requirement of the grant, and presents a summary

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Weight Management
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research,Subcommittee on Military Weight Management
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-01

The primary purpose of fitness and body composition standards in the U.S. Armed Forces has always been to select individuals best suited to the physical demands of military service, based on the assumption that proper body weight and composition supports good health, physical fitness, and appropriate military appearance. The

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