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NZ research claims calcium doesn’t benefit bone density

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 […]

October 27, 2015 Continue Reading
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Vitamin D status linked to cognitive function

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 […]

September 24, 2015 Continue Reading
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Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risk of early AMD

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 […]

September 16, 2015 Continue Reading
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Vitamin D may benefit Crohn’s sufferers

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 […]

July 10, 2015 Continue Reading

Low vitamin D levels associated with depression

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 […]

May 20, 2015 Continue Reading
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Bio-Kult launches infant health campaign

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 […]

May 13, 2015 Continue Reading

Vitamin D health claim authorized by EC

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 […]

November 26, 2014 Continue Reading

NDNS finds UK diets still lacking

The results from the first four years of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published by Public Health England have revealed that the UK population is still not consuming enough fruit, vegetables and fibre but is consuming too much saturated fat, added sugars and salt. Differences were found in the diets of the lowest […]

May 16, 2014 Continue Reading
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BetterYou launches vitamin D sprays for kids

BetterYou has launched of two new vitamin D oral sprays specifically developed for children. DLuxInfant is, says the company, the first oral spray which is suitable for children from birth. Having a natural orange flavour, the product delivers 300iu in each spray, in line with current Department of Health dosage guidelines. DLuxJunior is a daily […]

April 2, 2014 Continue Reading

Scottish vitamin D study ‘irresponsible’

A study conducted by ScotCen Social Research and commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Government has stated that the average level of vitamin D in the Scottish population is above the current indicator of optimal vitamin D status, even though it also found that over a third of participants recorded sub-optimal levels of […]

December 9, 2013 Continue Reading
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