The French authorities have pursued the publication of the classification of vitamin D3 as an endocrine disruptor (ED), which will involve adding warning labels to products containing quantities of cholecalciferol above 0.1% by product weight.
In an open letter being sent to world governments today (21st December), 120 health, science and medical experts from the UK, US, and Europe say there is clear scientific evidence that vitamin D reduces Covid-19 infections, hospitalisations, and deaths.
Differing rules between the UK and Europe present a barrier for food manufacturers looking to fortify products with vitamin D, according to the British Nutrition Foundation, as a new report urges more intake of the ‘sunshine nutrient’ among consumers.
More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.
Fortified foods and supplements designed for infants could have significantly less – or more – actual vitamin D than the amounts labelled, however most products do fall within acceptable EU ranges, say Dutch researchers.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is safe for the target group, which is the general...
Lallemand Health Ingredients has launched a new yeast-based ingredient with “elevated” levels of vitamin D, referencing claiming that up to 75 per cent of the European population receive insufficient amounts.
Americans were warned last week that unless they up their
consumption of calcium and vitamin D, the number of people
suffering from osteoporosis and low bone mass is likely to jump,
and advised that supplements could be the answer.
A US cancer prevention expert says that if government required
calcium and vitamin D to be added to foods, it could achieve a 20
per cent reduction in colon cancer deaths and osteoporosis-related
Can heart disease be caused by vitamin D deficiency? According to
researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany, who have been
studying the causes of cardiac failure, very possibly so. They
report on a link between severity of...
Health professionals across Europe are seeing more and more cases
of rickets and increasing the amount of vitamin D in food could be
one way to tackle this. A new European-funded research project in
Denmark entitled OPTIFORD is set...