Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Experts review vitamin D advice

Source BBC:
(Not an MS article but still of interest, there is also an interesting comment at the bottom of the article from  " 'Whowrote this' - Anyone saying it wasn't like this in their day might like to know that in the 1940's the UK fortified margarine and milk powder with vitamin D. Supplements were handed out and milk and rusks were fortified with Vit A and D. The truth is we understood a considerable amount about nutrition before the war but afterward pharmaceuticals dominated and this knowledge was regarded as archaic"

The chief medical officer for England, Dame Sally Davies, is to contact medical staff about concerns young children and some adults are not getting enough vitamin D.

Government guidelines recommend some groups, including the under-fives, should take a daily supplement.  For more read here.