UK children and adults lack Vitamin D

Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist London: 25% UK toddlers lacking Vitamin D

Lack of of Vitamin D linked to depression by Bristol University study.

Ain't no sunshine? Then she's gone! Vitamin D deficiency rocks Britain's health



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Government advice to take supplements? I think you'll find we told you so, many times, but just in case we'll tell you again about the importance of Vitamin D...

Back in 2009 we blogged about a study linking vitamin D to increased health risks , and on numerous other occasions including this one about Nutrients Men aren't getting enough of .

We reported
Vitamin D is Great for bone health but it's so much more: A study in Circulation found that people deficient in D were up to 80 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. Ask your doctor to test your blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D. "You need to be above 30 nanograms per milliliter," said Michael Holick, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Boston University, in the report. If you come up short, Holick recommends taking 1,400 IU of vitamin D daily from a supplement and a multivitamin.

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins, especially for your immune system and for building and maintaining bone health.

Meanwhile Bristol University revealed new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol, which has been charting the health of 14,500 children since their birth in the early 1990s, shows that the link between low levels of vitamin D and depression is established in childhood and that ensuring children have a good intake of vitamin D could help reduce depression in adolescence and adulthood.


Your body makes vitamin D from sunshine - as the song goes (ish) "If there ain't no sunshine, then she's gone, there ain't no vitamin D when she goes away."

"If you spend your time playing nintendo or computer games instead of running about outside, riding in a car instead of on a bike, taking the tube / bus instead of walking through the park, thinking you look cool always wearing dark glasses or if you have dark skin to genetically protect you from a hot equatorial sun and you live in northern Europe or north America then you are going to benefit from a vitamin D supplement. A vitamin D deficiency leaves you with a greater risk of a number of different diseases not just bone problems such as rickets." says Nutritionist in London Yvonne Bishop-Weston


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Comments

randy cox said…
Nothing to worry. Food supplements like Lamberts are available for all age groups.