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Are you smarter in summer? Brain health changes with the seasons

As the hottest summer on record comes to an end, many of us will have felt the benefits of the…

17 Sep 2018

Avoid early menopause by drinking two glasses of milk a day, new research suggests

Women with a higher dietary intake of vitamin D are less likely to experience early menopause, according to a new…

27 Jun 2017

Office workers are ‘much more vulnerable’ to vitamin D deficiency

Shift workers, healthcare workers and office workers have dangerously low levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in…

Vitamin D pills may not protect against cancer after all

Vitamin D has been hailed by some as the ‘silver bullet’ for cancer. But, according to a new study in…

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Free-range eggs offer bigger dose of vitamin D

‘Free-range’ eggs contain up to 30 per cent more vitamin D than those from factory farms, according to research at…

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Children who drink full-fat milk are skinnier, finds study

Children who drink full-fat milk weigh less than those who drank semi-skimmed milk, a study at the University of Toronto…

Could vitamin D pills help protect against bladder cancer?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer, according to a study presented this week.…

Why healthy people shouldn’t be taking vitamin D pills

Should we all be popping a pill to stave off vitamin D deficiency? That appeared to be the message last…

15 Aug 2016

Multivitamins for healthy pregnant women are a waste of time. Doctors should say so

In my daily practice, I get frequent questions from pregnant women regarding what constitutes optimal nutrition, as rare is the…

2 Aug 2016

On vitamin D, sun-starved Brits should look to Norway

Is anyone surprised that we Brits are in danger of having vitamin D deficiencies? Those long winter nights might be…

22 Jul 2016

What you eat and drink can protect your skin from the sun

As a teenager in the late 1970s, a tan was the mark of a good holiday and the sun’s only…

27 May 2016

Health checkup: on the obesity epidemic, food labelling and overfed toddlers

Plus: asthma’s fashion victims, the burden on GPs, and vitamin D deficiency

5 May 2016

Sorry, sunbathing doesn’t extend your lifespan

Women who sunbathe are likely to live longer than those who avoid the sun, despite a higher risk of skin…

The secret to healthy bones? It’s not just about drinking milk

Our nutritional needs for bone health change as we age, according to a study published in the journal Osteoporosis International.…

Lack of British sunshine means we are now advised to take a vitamin D pill every day

New draft guidelines by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition suggest that everyone in the UK should take vitamin D…