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No one really knows whether taking large amounts of vitamins in tablet form is even the best way delivering them to the body. Shannon Kringen/Flickr

Health Check: four myths about vitamin supplements

People take vitamin supplements for all kinds of reasons, from maintaining general health to preventing cancer. But there’s no convincing evidence that vitamin supplementation benefits people who don’t…

Children with low vitamin A risk stomach bugs

School-age children with vitamin A deficiencies are more likely to get gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, according…
If your levels are a little low, ten minutes of mid-morning or mid-afternoon sunshine could get you back to normal. Image from shutterstock.com

My vitamin D levels are low, should I take a supplement?

If your blood test results suggest you’re low on vitamin D, you’re not alone – nearly one-third of the Australian population isn’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin. But this doesn’t necessarily mean…
Golden rice, texture like sun. International Rice Research Institute

Golden rice naysayers ignore the world’s need for nutrition

Recently Zac Goldsmith MP – a former editor of The Ecologist, no less – branded the views of Environment Secretary Owen Patterson as “grotesque” after the minister called anti-GM campaigners “wicked…
Diet and a little bit of sun can give us vitamin D. Julian Colton

Vitamin D needed to fight comeback of childhood rickets

For most people, our standard diet provides all the necessary vitamins we need. However, childhood vitamin D deficiency in the UK – something that should be a headline from the distant past – has made…
Even if sunscreen is applied very thickly, vitamin D production is reduced but not stopped. Shutterstock

Six things you need to know about your vitamin D levels

Vitamin D has emerged as “the vitamin of the decade”, with a long and growing list of maladies supposedly caused through its absence or prevented through its bountiful supply. But is there adequate evidence…
For a large amount of money, you can now get vitamins through an intravenous drip. Toshiyuki IMAI/Flickr

Why eat your vitamins when you can now shoot them up?

Now appearing in a tabloid near you, reports of the latest fad – infusion of intravenous vitamins, which, exactly as described, is vitamins applied through an intravenous drip. Sounds a little extreme…
There are sensible ways to sunbathe that allow for protection against skin cancer as well as helping you get enough vitamin D. Phil Hatchard

There’s a very simple solution to your lack of vitamin D

Despite living in a famously sunny country, we’ve been getting reports of widespread vitamin D deficiency for some time now. The solution to this problem is simply the judicious use of a plentiful, if…
Dangerous vitamin deficiencies may be missed in basic refugee health checks, the study found. EPA/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK

Study finds risky vitamin deficiencies in refugees

Refugees arriving in Australia often suffer from dangerous levels of Vitamin B12 deficiency, which can be fatal if left untreated…
Most Australians get more than 90% of their vitamin D through sun exposure of the skin. Tricia Wang

Vitamin D target level surrounded by uncertainty

A new joint position statement on target levels for vitamin D, published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) by the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society and Osteoporosis Australia…

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