Research is always ongoing and with an abundance of nutritional research taking place over the last 20 years, worldwide, it may seem at times that nutritional advisers are not very sure about the information that they are giving to their citizens. The reality is that learning from one piece of research to another allows advisers to correlate more knowledge and advice over a regular period of time. Today (05-10-18) an article in the Guardian newspaper indicates that advice recently given about supplementation of Vitamin D during the winter months may have no impact on bone health or its derivatives. Click to read more.
“Following an in-depth review of the scientific evidence and a lengthy consultation process, SACN recommends that everyone aged one year and over has a dietary intake of 10 micrograms per day of vitamin D in order to protect their bone and muscle health throughout the year.”
The recommendations assume minimal sunshine exposure, refer to average intake over a period of time, such as one week, and take account of day-to-day variations in vitamin D intake.
This recommendation includes pregnant women and population groups at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency: people with dark skin from African, Afro-Caribbean and South Asian backgrounds; people who are confined indoors, such as those in care homes, and people who habitually cover up their skin while outdoors.
the latest meta-analysis research on vitamin d supplementation suggests overturning the uk's scientific advisory committee on nutrition (SACN 21-06-16) recommends new vitamin d consumption levels - 05-10-18