Coronavirus COVID-19: Scottish government advises people to take vitamin D

As part of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic guidance, the Scottish government has recommended that people start getting a daily dose of vitamin D. The government statement published last week says: “Since it’s difficult for people to get enough vitamin D from food alone, everyone (including children and pregnant and breastfeeding women) should consider taking a daily supplementContinue reading “Coronavirus COVID-19: Scottish government advises people to take vitamin D”

Novel coronavirus outbreak: practical tips to protect your health during Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and according to Hong Kong experts, the novel coronavirus has already spread to 20 other cities in China, just ahead of the country’s biggest festival. China has confirmed that this respiratory virus can be spread from human to human. Although the majority of the cases have been in Wuhan, theContinue reading “Novel coronavirus outbreak: practical tips to protect your health during Lunar New Year”

Study: Vitamin D in pre-teen girls protects from bone injuries

A new study reveals that girls and young women who get lots of vitamin D through their diet and supplements are half as likely to suffer a stress fracture as those who don’t. Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone that typically results from high-impact exercise, including running or gymnastics. Bone strength in teenageContinue reading “Study: Vitamin D in pre-teen girls protects from bone injuries”

Vitamin D: are you deficient?

Vitamin D is touted as the new “wonder vitamin”. Not only do our bodies need vitamin D to absorb calcium for strong bones, but studies now show that people with low blood levels of vitamin D may be at a higher risk for heart problems and other health issues. One study found that people with hypertension (highContinue reading “Vitamin D: are you deficient?”