Vitamin D

Sun-starved Britons 'must take Vitamin D in winter': Doctors fear rickets, eradicated in the 1950s, is on the way back

Millions of sun-starved Britons should take vitamin D supplements during winter to avoid bone and muscle disease, official new health advice says.

People need 10micrograms of vitamin D a day to avoid bone diseases such as rickets, according to a report from the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.

It is the first time that healthy adults – other than pregnant women and members of high-risk groups – have been advised to take the supplements.

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