Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
For anyone researching the nutrients in vitamins, herbs, enzymes or other dietary supplements available in the U.S., the search can be overwhelming. Now, however, consumers can find information on roughly 17,000 dietary supplements in one place on the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)—a free online database created by Abt Associates in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
“The database is a resource for multiple audiences—nutrition researchers, healthcare providers, consumers and others,” said Abt’s David Pulaski, technical management lead for the project. “For instance, consumers might use it to learn the ingredients in various dietary supplement products they are taking, which can then be saved in a spreadsheet and then brought to their doctor for further discussion. Researchers might also use it to determine the total nutrient intakes from food and supplements in various populations they are studying.”
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.