Everyone 'should take vitamin D pills'

Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in the UK, government experts are proposing.
The draft Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition guidelines suggest, from the age of one, 10 microgram pills be taken to ensure people get enough. The plans are now being consulted on until 23 September.
Current advice is only at risk groups - including pregnant women, under fives and over 65s - should take supplements. But as there is no easy way of assessing who is getting enough vitamin D, SACN has proposed a blanket recommendation for everyone because of the benefits it would bring. The risk of getting too much vitamin D is considered to be extremely low.

Source  - BBC

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