Vitamin D

Sun Exposure May Reduce Blood Pressure And Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to scientists. Research car...

Vitamin D 'Staves Off MS Symptoms'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Boosting vitamin D may stave off symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in early stages of the disease, research has shown. Scientists found that leve...

This Can Help Boost Vitamin D (And Is Ridiculously Good For You)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Experts are urging Brits to boost their Vitamin D levels during the bleak winter months of January to March, when more of us are at risk of deficienc...

Can Vitamin D Help Fight MS?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamin D may combat multiple sclerosis (MS) by blocking the migration of destructive immune cells to the brain, new research suggests. The finding...

Vitamin D Supplements 'Do Not Strengthen Bones'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamin D supplements have no effect on bone density and should not be used to prevent osteoporosis, research has revealed. The study, published in...

WATCH: What Would Happen To Your Body If You Stopped Going Outside?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The bottom line (no pun intended) is that we, as a nation, sit down way too much. We're just as guilty as the next person of sitting down at our desks...

Water you waiting for? Eat Foods Rich in Water

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

I often find that healthy portion sizes of fruit and vegetables won't provide us with all the fluid we need but they're a great source of "time-released" fluid. Unlike a glass of water, which leaves the stomach and gets into the blood stream relatively quickly, food takes longer to be digested and therefore releases water into your system more slowly.

Summer's Arrived and the Annual Sunscreen Debate's Begun...

Dr Jonathan Bowling | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jonathan Bowling

The longest day of the year behind us, the temperature is rising, Wimbledon has started - Its official, summer has arrived and the annual sunscreen debate may begin... Like moths to the flame, we are naturally drawn to the sun but like with red wine and chocolate, there can be mixed health messages regarding how much sun exposure is good for you.

Protect Your Skin This Summer

Olivia Chapman | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Chapman

Over exposure to the sun is the skin's number one enemy. Unless steps are taken to shield our skin from its glare, it quickly becomes wrinkly and slack. Not only do the sun's rays destroy the supporting collagen and elastin fibres of the skin, but they also encourage deep brown pigmentation marks known as 'age' or liver spots.

Vitamin D: Time to Get Savvy With Sunshine

Glen Matten | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Can there be hotter property in the field of nutrition right now than vitamin D - the 'sunshine vitamin'? There's been an explosion of vitamin D research over the last decade and it's completely revolutionised our view of this previously unremarkable vitamin.

Vitamin D - Sunshine Vitamin

Gloria Halim | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gloria Halim

Looks like spring is finally on its way but with the very limited amount of sunlight, we need to look to boosting our bodies with supplements. Where am I going with this? Vitamin D - the "sunshine vitamin".

Don't Stop Taking Your Vitamin D Supplements Just Yet

Aidan Goggins | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

From the start of April onwards we once again become capable of synthesising vitamin D from safe sun exposure. But, that's the snag; the requirement for the sun to be out. For who are we kidding; the calendar may say summer is coming, but clearly someone forgot to remind Mother Nature.

Ten 'Bad' Habits That Are Good for You | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ever promised yourself that this year you were definitely going to give that bad habit the flick, only to give into your vice again after only a couple of hours? Well, the good news is that 'bad' habit may not actually be as harmful as you think.

Cancer Costs the UK Over £15bn a Year - 10 Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Risk

Glen Matten | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

An extensive report recently published concluded that nearly half (43%) of cancer cases in the UK are caused by lifestyle and environmental factors. This amounted to 134,000 new cases of cancer in 2010 that were potentially preventable. So, with our eye firmly on prevention, here are 10 things you can do to slash your cancer risk.

Long Life 'Linked' To Low Vitamin D

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A surprising link has been found between long life spans and naturally low levels of vitamin D. Scientists made the discovery after studying data o...

The Government Says Don't Bother, But It's Vital You Supplement Vitamin D Today

Aidan Goggins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

In the UK vitamin D deficiency is believed to cost the UK taxpayer a staggering £29 billion annually - over a quarter of the NHS budget. Compare this to smoking which costs £6 billion annually.

Multivitamins - Don't Believe the Hype

Glen Matten | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Don't get too swept away with the idea that multivitamins are some sort of panacea. Relying on multivitamins to quell our cancer risk is misguided

Don't Leave Vitamin D Out in the Cold This Winter

Glen Matten | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Whilst the jury might be out on how effective vitamin D is or isn't when it comes to seasonal colds and flu protection, be under no illusion that limping through winter in a vitamin D deficient state is likely to amplify the risk of a multitude of other serious health problems.

MP Urges Action on Rickets Epidemic but Misses the Point

Glen Matten | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

MP Kate Green is reported as arguing that recommendations to promote our vitamin D intake should be "clear, consistent and well targeted". But that only works if we have government guidelines that are effective and reflect the current evidence, which they don't.

Bringing the 'Sunshine Vitamin' Out of the Shadows

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stephan B. Tanda

This week marked a very important event in what is a very important year for vitamins - the 100th anniversary of their discovery.

Skin Doctors' Anger As Sunbed Centres Claim Health Benefits

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Sunbed centres are allowed to extoll the benefits of the tanning machines as a source of Vitamin D, despite complaints from the Scottish government, t...

Everything You Need to Know About the Sunshine Vitamin

Alison Clark | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Clark

What is all the fuss about vitamin D? If you haven't read a magazine article on vitamin D recently; where have you been? There is so much interest in this magical vitamin, you would think it's the next big thing - well in the nutrition world it is!

To Screen or Not - Has Sun Avoidance Gone Too Far?

Pratik Sufi | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Pratik Sufi

It is difficult to believe that in this age of plenty where there is an epidemic of obesity, more than 50% of the population suffers from vitamin D deficiency! Increasingly more patients are presenting with rickets and osteomalacia - but don't have high expectations of your doctor's ability to diagnose the condition early as patients with mild deficiency may not show any symptoms.

Vitamin D Lowers Blood Pressure Levels

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Danish researchers have connected taking vitamin D with blood pressure levels, in a new report presented The European Society of Hypertension. A gr...

Couple Accused Of Killing Baby Suffering From 'Severe Rickets' Demand Inquiry

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

A young couple cleared of murdering their baby son, when he actually had severe rickets have called for an inquiry into two hospitals responsible for ...