Japanese Poll Indicates Supplement Use Strong

Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun reports that 20 percent of Japanese take dietary supplements such as tablets and health drinks regularly, referencing a 2001 survey on nutrition of 12,500 people in 4,200 households conducted by the Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. Females (23.6%) used supplements more than males (17%).

The most common reason for supplement use provided by respondents was for disease prevention and health improvement.

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