Dietary Supplements A New PubMed® Subset
A new PubMed subset, "Dietary Supplements," will soon be available. This subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The subset will retrieve dietary supplement-related citations on topics including, but not limited to:
- chemical composition;
- biochemical role and function both in vitro and in vivo;
- clinical trials;
- health and adverse effects;
- traditional Chinese medicine and other folk/ethnic supplement practices;
- cultivation of botanical products used as dietary supplements; as well as,
- surveys of dietary supplement use.
The subset will be added as a choice in the Subset category on the Limits page. Alternatively, the dietary supplements subset can be selected as a filter in MyNCBI or you can incorporate the subset into a search using AND dietsuppl [sb].
- Example: diabetes AND dietsuppl [sb]
The Dietary Supplement subset is a joint project between NLM® and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) of the National Institutes of Health. This subset was created using a search strategy including terms provided by ODS, and selected journals indexed for MEDLINE® that include significant dietary supplement-related content.
The Dietary Supplements subset has considerable overlap with the Complementary Medicine subset but each has unique records. To limit to retrieval from either subset in a PubMed search, check both boxes in the Subsets category on the PubMed Limits page.
The subset succeeds the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, 1999-2010, which was a collaboration between the two U.S. government agencies, ODS and United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library.
Thurn AL. Dietary Supplements A New PubMed® Subset. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Sep-Oct;(376):e11.