LATISM and Consumer Reports en Español Survey Finds that over half of Latinos do not discuss potential risks of combining supplements and medications.

LATISM and Consumer Reports en Español Survey Finds that over half of Latinos do not discuss potential risks of combining supplements and medications.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

LATISM and Consumer Reports en Español Survey Finds that over half of Latinos do not discuss potential risks of combining supplements and medications.

New York – August 1st, 2013 – A new, nationwide consumer survey regarding the usage of vitamins and supplement among Latinos show that 66% take them at least once a week; 56% do not discuss potential contraindications for combining supplements with prescription medications, and 56% of parents give multivitamins to their children at least once a week.

Click HERE to view the full survey findings – Download and/or share the Latinos and Multivitamin Usage Infographic, presented by Consumer Reports en Español and LATISM.

The results of this survey, as well as recommendations from Doctor José Luis Mosquera, Health Expert at Consumer Reports, will be discussed at a Twitter chat to be held on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 9pm EDT, using the hashtag #LATISM. You may join this chat at Tweetchat.com.

About LATISM
Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community through technology innovation and social media. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initiatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization with over 140,000 members in its network, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. To learn more about the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) organization, visit http://blog.latism.org.

About Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports® is an expert, independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, website and other publications.  Its advocacy division, Consumers Union, works for health reform, product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace.

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