Vitamin D

What's Vitamin D Got to Do With MS?

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Mitchell

We don't know what causes MS, but it's likely to be a complex link between genetic and environmental factors. So far, research has flagged up viruses, smoking and vitamin D as triggers that could affect your risk.

At Last the Scots See Sense and Lead the Way in Vitamin D Advice

Nigel Denby | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

The bottom line is that Vitamin D isn't found in enough foods that we eat regularly to meet our needs, and the UK is just too far North to allow most of us to make enough Vitamin D in our skin via sunlight.

Britain's Miserable Weather Is Causing Vitamin D Deficiency

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The public should be boosting their vitamin D intake with supplements because of a lack of bright sunshine in the UK, government health experts have ...

How Vitamin D Supplements Could Aid Weight Loss

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to kickstart weight loss, getting a healthy dose of vitamin D could help. That's according to a new study that has found taking vi...

Why Sunshine May Decrease Your Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We know sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer, but new research suggests spending some time in the sunshine could reduce the risk of pancr...

All Children Under-Four May Be Given Free Vitamins To Prevent Rickets

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Parents

Health experts are calling for all children under-four to be given free vitamins to combat a rise in rickets. Dame Sally Davies, the government's c...

Can You Be Sure Your Toddler Has the Best Nutrition?

Nigel Denby | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

Prolonged nutrient deficiency can have serious effects on health, growth and development, but most can be corrected if spotted early by either changing the diet or supplementing it with the missing nutrients.

5 Signs You Need To Dose Up On Vitamin D

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unfortunately, many people seem unaware of is how crucial vitamin D is for keeping bones and teeth healthy. But with the distinct lack of sunny w...

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 22.09.2014 | 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.