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Statement of Policy of the Federal Security Agency Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act , Fed. Register ,
Some authorities apparently feel that a vitamin supplement may conflict with obtaining the best possible dietary. This is not necessarily or even usually true. It should be noted that the increase in vitamin sales between 1939 and 1944 coincided with, and did not prevent, a decided improvement in the per capita American diet. It may be that vitamin supplements call to the attention of their users the importance of a satisfactory diet.
The use of vitamins as drugs will not be dealt with in the present article.
By essential vitamins is meant those recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as dietary essentials in human nutrition.
Federal Trade Commission: Docket No. 2979, Washington, D. C., July 20, 1945.
Wilder, R. M.: Thiamine Deficiency , M. Clin. North America 27: 409 (
Johnson, R. E.; Darling, R. C.; Forbes, W. H.; Brouha, L.; Egana, E., and Graybiel, A.: Effect of Diet Deficient in Part of Vitamin B Complex on Men Doing Manual Labor , J. Nutrition 24:585 (
Jolliffe, N.; Goodhart, R.; Gennis, J., and Cline, J. K.: Experimental Production of Vitamin B1 Deficiency in Normal Subjects: Dependence of Urinary Excretion of Thiamine on Dietary Intake of Vitamin B1 , Am. J. M. Sc.
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Foltz, E. E.; Barborka, C. J., and Ivy, A. C.: The Level of Vitamin B Complex in the Diet at Which Detectable Symptoms of Deficiency Occur in Man , Gastroenterology 2:323 (
Kruse, H. D.; Bessey, O. H.; Jolliffe, N.; McLester, J. S.; Tisdall, F. F., and Wilder, R. M.: Inadequate Diets and Nutritional Deficiencies in the United States: Their Prevalence and Significance , Bull. 109, National Research Council,
Wilder, R. M., and Williams, R. R.: Enrichment of Flour and Bread: A History of the Movement , Bull. 110, National Research Council,
Wilder, R. M.: Misinterpretation and Misuse of the Recommended Dietary Allowances , Science
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Chatfield, C.: Personal Communication as chief of Food Needs Section, Civilian Food Requirements Branch, Office of Marketing Services, War Food Administration, April 3, 1945.
Phipard, E. F., and Adelson, S. F.: Family Food Consumption in the United States , Spring 1942, Misc. Pub. 550, U. S. Dept. Agric., 1944.
Gallup Poll Tests Wartime Eating Habits (News From the Field) , Am. J. Pub. Health 33:470 (
Lockhart, E. E.; Harris, R. S.; Tapia, E. W.; Lockhart, H. S.; Nutter, M. K.; Tiffany, V., and Nagel, A. H.: Study of the Nutritional Quality of Dietaries by Chemical Analysis , J. A. Diet. Assn. 20: 742 (