|Published:||Apr 13, 2011 6:57 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 13, 2011 3:57 PM EDT|
ATLANTA (AP) - New government figures show about half of U.S. adults take vitamins and other dietary supplements - a level that's been holding steady for much of the past decade.
But the new data also show a booming proportion of older women are taking calcium.
Federal officials released figures Wednesday showing that the use of dietary supplements has grown since the 1990s. But it was fairly steady from 2003 through 2008, when about half of adults 20 and older were using at least one dietary supplement.
The biggest change was for calcium. Now more than two-thirds of women over 60 take it.