Vitamin D Supplements

9th October 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

#VitaminD, Belfast, dietitian, vitamins
In 2016 the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) released their new report on vitamin D. In this report, they concluded that all adults in the UK should consider taking vitamin D supplements in the winter months (1). What Is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which is important for healthy bones, teeth and

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Flu Vaccine

3rd September 2017 / Eulalee Green

How Effective Was The Flu Vaccine And Can Vitamin D Help? Public Health England’s 2016/2017 data revealed that the flu vaccine was only effective in less than 1 in 10 people aged 65 years old or older (i.e. 8%), and only 2 in 5 people aged 18 to 64 years old (i.e. 41%).  It was

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Vitamin DAre you getting any? Vitamin D has been in the press a…

27th July 2016 / Sophie Medlin

#VitaminD, #sunshine, Fish, Nutrition, dietician, dietitian, food, ginger, healthy, healthylife, redhair, summer, vitamins
Vitamin DAre you getting any? Vitamin D has been in the press a lot lately because it has been decided that we all need to be supplemented with it in the winter. As a dietitian, I have seen loads of people with vitamin D deficiency and not just sick people in hospital! People who work in

Vitamin D

7th September 2014 / Eulalee Green

Pregnancy, vitamins
How Much Vitamin D Do I need? In the United Kingdom, 50% to 88% of the people have vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is important for maintaining strong bones, protecting us from infections, and regulating calcium levels. In addition, vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, urine infections

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