A recent study shows that college students are more likely to take dietary supplements than the general public. Of 1,248 students at 5 different universities, 66% used supplements at least once per week, and 12% used 5 or more supplements on a weekly basis. The most commonly used supplements were multivitamins, followed by vitamin C, protein/amino acids, and calcium.
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