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Dietary Supplements for Smart Prevention

HEALTH CARE COST SAVINGS Dietary Supplements for Smart Prevention A new economic report shows that taking specific dietary supplements can provide significant individual and societal healthcare savings, by reducing the number of hospitalizations and other costly medical events associated with chronic diseases. The report looked at eight dietary supplement regimens and four conditions in a targeted population of U.S. adults 55+ who have the specific conditions or are at high risk for the disease. Supplements as interventions CHROMIUM PICOLINATE LUTEIN & ZEAXANTHIN CALCIUM & VITAMIN D VITAMINS PHYTOSTEROLS Taking any of these eight dietary supplements at preventive intake levels* MAGNESIUM OMEGA-3 has been shown to reduce the occurrence of PSYLLIUM DIETARY FIBER medical events related to these four diseases in high risk populations. CORONARY HEART DIABETES AGE-RELATED DISEASE (CHD) & CHD EYE DISEASE (ARED) OSTEOPOROSIS** Event rate % of targeted population that will experience a medical event per year 16% 12% 15% 33% Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3.3% Relative risk reduction AMD Cataracts Age-related Mazukar 6.0% TO 11.5% 10.2% Degeneration The risk of having a medical event is 15.3% TO reduced by taking these supplements. 18.6% 23.0% 2013-2020 Cumulative Stats 115,000 Medical events avoided The number of medical events avoided between 2013-2020 if the targeted population used these supplements at preven- 808,000 TO 2,337,000 650,000 548,000 TO 1,208,000 7,659,000 tive intake levels. Avoided expenditures with supplementation $12.1-$35.1 billion $9.8 billion $31.0 billion $6.8 – $15.0 billion Net savings after cost of supplements $3.9 - $26.6 billion $7.8 billion $7.7 billion $4.8 – $12.2 billion Savings yet to be realized if targeted population takes supplements at preventive intake levels $2.8 - $26.5 billion -$7.8 billion*** $7.4 billion $4.2 - $8.6 billion Notes: "Preventive intake levels identi fied in full report. *Dietary supplement regimens for osteoporosis apply only to women 55 and over ***With less than 1% currently using this supplement, nearly all of the net savings has yet to be realized. Source: Smart Prevention-Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements-Frost & Sullivan, www.frost.com ©2013 CRN Foundation www.supplementforsmartprevention.org 0913

Dietary Supplements for Smart Prevention

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Cost savings from dietary supplement use in adults 55+ with chronic disease

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