Vitamin D

How Low Vitamin D May Be Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we've long known that vitamin D deficiency can increase risk of bone health issues such as rickets in children or osteomalacia in adults, a rece...

Study Finds Link Between Prostrate Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 individuals diagnosed with the disease every year, and more than 250,000 ...

How A Vitamin D Deficiency Can Double The Risk Of This Mental Health Condition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin,...

How To Tell If You're Not Getting Enough Vitamin D

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us will have a vague idea that sitting outside gives us a boost of vitamin D - but how much do you really know about the sunshine vitamin and ...

How Can Vitamin D Reduce Blood Pressure?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamins have received a lot of flak in the press, after experts said they were a waste of money, may be harmful and didn't work. However a new study ...

The Two Vitamins That Could Unlock Healthy Aging

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

We're living longer. In just the last two decades, average life expectancy has risen by four years. But living longer doesn't necessarily mean living healthier: half of these extra years of life are marred by pain and trips to the doctor due to chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, joint pain, asthma, osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease...

This Could Help Breast And Bowel Cancer Patients

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Sunshine' vitamin D may increase survival rates for those with breast and bowel cancer, new research suggests. Patients with more of the vitamin i...

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

Realbuzz.com | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

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.