Sajid Javid launches bid to add Vitamin D to everyday food and drinks

Sajid Javid launches bid to add Vitamin D to everyday food and drinks to improve public health

  • Sajid Javid has ordered review as Vitamin D levels in millions of adults and children deemed too low
  • Current advice is for Britons to consider taking a 10 microgram supplement daily between October and March
  • However relatively few people do so and Mr Javid wants to break link between background and prospects for healthy life
  • Everyday food and drinks could be fortified with Vitamin D to improve public health.

    보건장관 사지 드 자 비드 has ordered a review because Vitamin D levels in millions of adults and children – particularly from black and Asian communities – are deemed too low.

    자비드 씨가 말했다: ‘Vitamin D is essential for bone and muscle health. We must break the link between background and prospects for a healthy life.

    Health Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a review because Vitamin D levels in millions of adults and children ¿ particularly from black and Asian communities ¿ are deemed too low

    Health Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a review because Vitamin D levels in millions of adults and children – particularly from black and Asian communities – are deemed too low

    Current advice is for Britons to consider taking a 10 microgram supplement daily between October and March – as Vitamin D can only be created in the body by direct sunlight – but relatively few do so.

    Mr Javid has asked the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition to advise on ‘possible practical solutions to improving population levelsof Vitamin D, such as food and drink fortification, although long-term clinical trials on its benefits have yielded mixed results.