With high expenses spent on osteoporosis-attributed bone fractures every year, a greater use of calcium and vitamin D supplements could save countries a significant amount of money, according to a new independent analysis commissioned by Food Supplements Europe.

Vitamin D, naturally produced from exposure to the sun, is gaining prominence due to its benefits and the increasing health concern regarding deficiencies in the vitamin. Besides seeking the sun, consumers can also supplement the lack of vitamin d in their diets through supplements and fortified foods. By Ho Pei Ying

A new research revealed that vitamin D reduces the risk of lung cancer, particularly among patients with vitamin D deficiency.

Research has shown that vitamin D intake can have profound effects on obesity. However, relying purely on natural synthesis or dietary intake is far from sufficient. By Catherine A Peterson, University of Missouri-Columbia

While fatty fish is one of the richest food sources of vitamin D, yoghurt too has the potential to contribute significantly to vitamin D consumption. 

A study has suggested that individuals who have low levels of vitamin D are twice more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia than those who have sufficient levels. 

Ageing causes dramatic increase in body fat and decrease in muscle mass. Research has shown that vitamin D and omega 3 from fatty fish can help increase muscle strength and functional abilities. By Stuart Gray, University of Aberdeen

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