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Sunscreen ‘is making us vitamin D deficient’, controversial study claims

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, claims as many as one billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D. This is due to chronic disease and insufficient sun exposure related to sunscreen use.

Vitamin D supplements “advised for everyone”

Following a government commissioned report , it is now advised everyone should consider taking Vitamin D supplements in Autumn and Winter. The advise is based on recommendations  from Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) , who advise that 10 micrograms of vitamin is needed per day. This amount may not be achievable through diet alone, especially […]

“BBC 2 programme shows importance of omega 3 oil”

The BBC 2 programme “Trust me I’m a Doctor” last night, Wednesday 15th  February, showed that most people have low omega 3 index levels, giving them a high risk of health problems like heart attacks. Although in a trial in Liverpool they showed that index levels could be increased to low risk with only 2 portions of oily fish […]