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New Guidelines On Vitamin D, Released.

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According to a Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) new guidelines, children and adults over the age of one should have 10 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin D every day.

In a change to previous advice, SACN is now recommending:

SACN did not take account of sunlight exposure in making recommendations because of the number and complexity of factors that affect skin synthesis of vitamin D.

The RNI and safe intakes refer to intake from all dietary sources:

They also refer to average intakes over a period of time, such as a week, and take account of day-to-day variations in intake.

SACN’s review concluded that these at-risk groups include people whose skin has little or no exposure to the sun, like those in care homes, or people who cover their skin when they are outside.

Vitamin D & Your Body

Regular intake of Vitamin D is Essential:

Vitamin D may lower the risk of CHD incidence and death by reducing:


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