Study Finds Some Kids Can Skip Daily Vitamins

More than a third of children and teens take daily vitamins, but most don't really need them, according to a new study.

Researchers from UC Davis found kids and teens with the healthiest lifestyles and best access to medical care were more likely to take vitamins, while those who need them the most were least likely to take them. Obese children, or those who are suffering from a chronic disease or eating disorder are often encouraged to use supplements.

Vitamin supplements generally aren't recommended for healthy, active children who get a balanced diet.


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