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The effects of four-week multivitamin supplementation on mood in healthy older women: a randomized controlled trial

Macpherson, Helen, Rowsell, Renee, Cox, Katherine H.M., Reddan, Jeffery, Meyer, Denny, Scholey, Andrew and Pipingas, Andrew 2016, The effects of four-week multivitamin supplementation on mood in healthy older women: a randomized controlled trial, Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, vol. 2016, Article: 3092828, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1155/2016/3092828.

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Title The effects of four-week multivitamin supplementation on mood in healthy older women: a randomized controlled trial
Author(s) Macpherson, HelenORCID iD for Macpherson, Helen orcid.org/0000-0002-3603-9359
Rowsell, Renee
Cox, Katherine H.M.
Reddan, Jeffery
Meyer, Denny
Scholey, Andrew
Pipingas, Andrew
Journal name Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine
Volume number 2016
Season Article: 3092828
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Place of publication Cairo, Egypt
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1741-427X
1741-4288
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Integrative & Complementary Medicine
ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT
PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS
COGNITIVE FUNCTION
PERCEIVED STRESS
DOUBLE-BLIND
DEPRESSION
ANXIETY
VITAMIN
RISK
VOLUNTEERS
Summary Objective. Nutritional deficiencies have been associated with cognitive decline and mood disturbances. Vitamin intake can influence mood and randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that multivitamin supplements are capable of reducing mild symptoms of mood dysfunction. However, few studies have focussed on healthy older women.

Methods
. This study investigated the effects of four weeks' multivitamin supplementation on mood in 76 healthy women aged 50-75 years. Mood was assessed before and after intervention in the laboratory using measures of current mood and retrospective experiences of mood over the past week or longer. Mobile phones were used to assess changes in real-time mood ratings, twice weekly in the home.

Results. There were no multivitamin-related benefits identified for measures of current mood or reflections of recent mood when measured in the laboratory. In-home assessments, where mood was rated several hours after dose, revealed multivitamin supplementation improved ratings of stress, with a trend to reduce mental fatigue.

Conclusions.
Over four weeks, subtle changes to stress produced by multivitamin supplementation in healthy older women may not be detected when only pre- and posttreatment mood is captured. In-home mobile phone-based assessments may be more sensitive to the effects of nutritional interventions compared to traditional in-laboratory assessments.
Language eng
DOI 10.1155/2016/3092828
Field of Research 111102 Dietetics and Nutrigenomics
1104 Complementary And Alternative Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 920502 Health Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090622

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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