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Vitamin D: Why current UK guidelines are failing pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

The UK is unique in not recommending universal supplementation of breastfed infants from birth. Mike Fischer CBE of the Vitamin D Association explains the evidence supporting early supplementation and argues that there is an urgent need for change.   The … Continue reading

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76% of People Do Not Know That Children Should Be Taking Vitamin D Supplements

The Huffington Post have recently reported that despite (incorrect) “NHS guidance suggesting that children aged six months to five years should receive daily vitamin D supplements, 59% of parents are not taking up the advice” and 76% of people still do not … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Improves Athletic Function

A recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine has found a link between Vitamin D sufficiency and good muscle performance in sport:   Vitamin D and Exercise Performance Volpe, Stella Lucia Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., FACSM    

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More than 60% of Scottish athletes suffer from lack of sunshine.

According to the Scottish Herald, more than 60% of Scottish Athletes suffer from lack of sunshine:   http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/more-than-60-of-scottish-athletes-suffer-from-lack-of-sunshine.24376532

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Vitamin D Association Update – 4th June 2014

In the recent weeks the Vitamin D Association have been working on building a new website. Which was launched today! We look forward to adding regular updates using this blog.

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17th May 2011: Vitamin D & Obstetrics

Presentations (PDF) Vitamin D & Obstetrics – UK Policy – Gillie (980KB) Vitamin D & Obstetrics – Data overview – Grant (255KB) Vitamin D & Obstetrics – Effectiveness & Safety – Hollis (1.2MB) Vitamin D & Obstetrics – GrassRootsHealth – … Continue reading

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18th May 2011: Vitamin D & Cancer – Treatment & Prevention

Presentations (PDF) Vitamin D & Cancer – Cancer overview – Oliver (777KB) Vitamin D & Cancer – Data review – Grant (871KB) Vitamin D & Cancer – GrassRootsHealth Public Trial – Baggerly (460KB) Vitamin D & Cancer – Obesity – Lagunova (3.21MB) Vitamin D … Continue reading

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7th April 2011: Vitamin D – Experts’ Forum

Presentations (PDF) Vitamin D Experts’ Forum – Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention (3.78MB) Vitamin D Experts’ Forum – The Impact of Improving Vitamin D Levels: Health & Financial Outcomes (763KB) Vitamin D Experts’ Forum – UK Data (339KB) Vitamin D Experts Forum … Continue reading

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9th December 2010: Vitamin D Update

Presentations (PDF) Vitamin D Update – Overview & Summary (98KB) Vitamin D Update – Final Report (216KB) Vitamin D Update – Evaluating the Evidence, Heaney (1.89MB) Vitamin D Update – Notes, Professor Robert Heaney, Mike Fischer, Rufus Greenbaum (1.12MB) Vitamin D Update – Slides, Professor … Continue reading

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