Lessons for Local Policy Initiatives to Address Dietary Supplement Use Among Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Stakeholders' Perceptions


Yergaliyev K. A. , Aveling E., Lee R. M. , Austin S. B.

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH, vol.67, no.4, pp.550-556, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.026
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.550-556

Abstract

Purpose: Weight-loss and muscle-building dietary supplements can have adverse health consequences for youth. At a time, when the Food and Drug Administration is considering increasing oversight of dietary supplements, this study aimed to explore community stakeholders' perceptions about the use of and access to such supplements among adolescents and to identify challenges and opportunities to engage stakeholders with policy initiatives to curtail youth access to supplements at the local level.