Scots told to take vitamin D supplements (The Herald Scotland)
A very significant potential policy change of considerable importance which will hopefully bring Vitamin D more clearly onto the medical adgenda.
ALL Scots should take vitamin D supplements because of the health implications of a lack of bright sunshine, according to experts.
An advisory body set up by the UK Government said the bleak British weather is stopping much of the population from receiving healthy amounts of the essential vitamin from sunlight – and natural food sources alone are not enough to boost levels.
The independent Scientific Advisory Body on Nutrition (SACN) made the recommendation after studying the links between vitamin D levels and a range of health problems, including musculoskeletal health, heart disease, type 1 diabetes, cancer and multiple sclerosis. (MORE)