Monday, 9 August 2010

Following the sunshine vitamin

This BBC radio show is a great listen. It’s discusses the virtues of Vitamin D, particularly where Britain’s health is concerned. The presenter interviews many leading experts in vitamin D such as Prof. Reinhold Vieth (University of Toronto), Dr. Doug Brown (MS Society) plus many others. It’s a succinct story about the ins and outs of the vitamin and why our low levels of vitamin D are becoming a concern. The benefits of a higher vitamin D status are said to span some 30 diseases (including MS), pregnancy and even sports performance.

As it is difficult to get enough vitamin D from diet alone, many are recommending vitamin D supplementation (vitamin D3), and some are pushing for the fortification of foods.

It’s a half-hour show and good food for thought, so have a listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00t66nr/Food_Programme_01_08_2010/

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