The findings of a large, multi-national study which began in 2004 have linked high levels of vitamin D in childhood with a reduced risk of diabetes.
At the NHT Summit BetterYou delivered a seminar to brands and retailers on innovation, trends and what’s to come for the VMS market.
Report says calcium and vitamin D supplements could save the EU billions
Marigold Health Foods is making a foray into the convenience sector with a new line of cup soups, each providing a day’s dose of vitamin D.
A new collaboration between BetterYou and scientists from the University of Sheffield, is paving the way for a three-year clinical trial looking at the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the quality of life of people with IBS.
Taking a vitamin D supplement in parallel to asthma medicine cuts the risk of a severe asthma attack, a new study has found.
A randomized controlled trial has found that women who take high dose vitamin D supplements during breastfeeding also increase the vitamin D status of their infants.
Everyone in Britain should take vitamin D supplements during the autumn and winter months, Public Health England (PHE) will advise the government today.
Babies and young children who are breastfed may not be getting enough vitamin D – especially if they live in northern parts of the world. That’s the conclusion of Canadian researchers who followed the progress of breastfed children, some of whom were given vitamin D supplements and some not. The researchers, from St Michael’s hospital […]
A specialized oral supplement regime cut the death rate of older malnourished patients with heart or lung disease by 50%, US scientists report. In a study carried out by researchers at Texas A&M University, the effects of a specialized nutrition supplement – containing high protein (2o grams), HMB (a muscle-preserving ingredient) and vitamin D – […]
With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) accounting for 10% of visits to GPs and one in five in the UK people develop IBS at some stage of their life, a new study has found that vitamin D may be the key to the debilitating disease. Researchers from the University of Sheffield discovered a significant association between […]
Research published on the British Medical Journal’s website, has concluded that “for most individuals concerned about their bone density, increasing calcium intake is unlikely to be beneficial.” The two studies looked at by the researchers from Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, and Department of Public Health, University of Otago, in New Zealand, featured participants […]
Researchers at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Centre and Rutgers University have found that vitamin D deficiency among the elderly is related to accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in areas such as memory loss that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The study, published online in JAMA Neurology, found that the effect […]
According to a study from The University at Buffalo, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, women with high vitamin D status are less likely to develop early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The researchers studied 913 postmenopausal women aged between 54-75 who were participants of the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS) and assessed their […]
The results of a study carried out by researchers at St James’s Hospital in Dublin have shown that vitamin D could improve intestinal barrier dysfunctions associated with Crohn’s disease (CD), a gastrointestinal condition characterized by inflammation. The researchers gave 27 subjects with CD in remission either 2,000iu of vitamin D daily for three months, or […]
People who have higher vitamin D levels have a lower risk of depression, according to a recent study. The research, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, employed data from the Finnish Health 2000 Survey, which studied over 5,000 participants aged 30-79 of whom 354 had been diagnosed with depressive disorder and 222 with anxiety […]
Bio-Kult has launched a campaign to raise awareness of how probiotics and vitamin D can boost immunity from the very earliest stage of a baby’s life. The From Birth and Beyond initiative features the character of infant health expert Lenny the Lamb and incorporates educational marketing material for independent retailers including posters, shelf edgers and […]
Vitamin D may play a vital role in regulating our body clocks, reports New Scientist. The researchers, from Monterrey Institute of Technology, wanted to see if vitamin D deficiency could be responsible for the havoc caused to our health – such as increased stroke risk – when body clocks are knocked out of sync by […]
An Article 14 EFSA health claim has been authorized by the European Commission stating that vitamin D helps lower the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness. The claim was submitted by DSM Nutritional Products and can only be used for food supplement that provide at least 15μg (600IU) of vitamin D […]
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind. An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that people who were severely vitamin D deficient were more than […]