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FYI: New Fact Sheet for Health Professionals "Dietary Supplements in the Time of COVID" published

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A new fact sheet from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements entitled Dietary Supplements in the Time of COVID is now available with the summary statement "Data are insufficient to support recommendations for or against the use of any vitamin, mineral, herb or other botanical, fatty acid, or other dietary supplement ingredient to prevent or treat COVID-19."  It includes info on the following supplements that have received media and medical attention during the pandemic (along with 245 references and citations):   https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/COVID19-HealthProfessional/?nav=tw&fbclid=IwAR0p-su_hCHgp5VhKiYmeR...  Might be a possible group project to have groups of students each review one these supplements using this info along with other research (and maybe what's been in the media) and then share overall findings with class?

Andrographis
Echinacea
Elderberry (European Elder)
Ginseng
Melatonin
N-acetylcysteine
Omega-3 fatty acids
Probiotics
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Zinc

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Jamie Pope, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, has worked in the areas of obesity research, health promotion, heart disease prevention, and since 2000 teaching introductory nutrition. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses to produce a Massive Open Online Course attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world. This experience earned Jamie an Innovation in Teaching award from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is the co-author of the textbook entitled Nutrition for a Changing World. Now in its second edition, the text is in use in over 140 universities across the U.S. and the recipient of a 2020 Textbook Excellence Award. Most recently she developed and produced an audio course for Learn25.com (Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well) that is also featured on platforms like Apple Books and Audible. Jamie holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition and post graduate work in Health Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. Jamie also held several corporate positions, serving as nutrition consultant and media representative.