Vitamin D

Millions of young adults are putting their health at risk by cutting dairy from their diets, claims the National Osteoporosis Society

Not eating dairy puts young adults’ health at risk

By James Ridler

Up to 3M young adults are putting their future health at risk by cutting dairy from their diet, warned The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), as the number of children drinking milk in schools falls.

Vitamin D link: the study found that supplements can reduce the risk of cold and flu

Vitamin D cold and flu study link divides scientists

By Noli Dinkovski

A study that suggests vitamin D can play an important role in preventing colds and flu has received a mixed response from scientists and industry bodies, with Public Health England (PHE) claiming it “does not provide sufficient evidence” to support a...

There is increasing awareness of the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D offers business opportunity

By John Wood

Interest in the benefits of vitamin D is growing rapidly and has been highlighted in the past month by a webinar organised by DSM.

Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation

Spotlight on vitamin D

By Judy Buttriss

In the past it had been assumed that vitamin D produced by exposure to sunlight during summer would be sufficient for most people to maintain adequate blood levels during winter.

New yeast puts sunshine in loaf

Lallemand is using its loaf

By Nicholas Robinson

Bread and other yeast-leavened bakery products can become sources of vitamin D with Lallemand’s VitaD baker’s yeast, following market authorisation from the European Commission (EC).

Sports nutrition may have an effect on bone injuries and infection

Sports nutrition has a wider role

By Paul Gander

Supplements and other sports nutrition could play a role in helping to prevent bone injuries and infections common in high-intensity training programmes, specialists have been told.

Scientists call for more research into Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency in UK unacceptable

By Nicholas Robinson

Vitamin D deficiency in the UK is “not acceptable” and easily avoidable, five of Europe’s leading nutritional scientists have said, after national data suggested 23% of adults received less than their recommended daily intake.

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