Vitamin D, the new cool kid on the scene.

Vitamin D has been getting a lot of press recently. It’s one of those nutrients that can be made in the body in the presence of the right amount and type of sunlight, and can also be eaten. Yet a large proportion of us are still deficient in it.

My latests reading shows that low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to:

Osteoporosis/Osteomalacia

Multiple Sclerosis

Diabetes

Hypertension

Cardovasular Disease

Asthma and Allergy

 

Wow, that’s already highlighted the diverse role of this vitamin.

 

If you’re wanting to know what all the chatter is about and get clued up on Vitamin D then I’m involved in a FREE HEALTH HANGOUT. This is will be online so anyone can come and listen to the experts from the comfort of their own homes.

 

The Health Hangout

Please GET INVOLVED by:

  1. Watching the Health Hangout
  1. Following the Health Hangout on Twitter/FaceBook/Google Plus

3. Send questions for us to answer (by Mon 4/2/13, 9pm): Tweet your question using the hash tag #HealthHo, email it to: hello@thehealthhangout.com or write it on the Facebook page:

 

Date and time of event: Thursday 7th February 2013, 7.30 to 8pm.

 

Who is taking part: 

 

  • Vanessa Hattersley

Vanessa is a freelance dietitian and founder of The Health Hangout and Cake Nutrition Co.

 

  • Priya Tew

Freelance dietitian running Dietitian UK.

 

 

  • Anne Wright

Freelance dietitian running North West Nutrition.

 

 

 

  • Professor Susan Lanham-New

 

Professor of Human Nutrition and Head of the Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Surrey. Expert on Vitamin D.

 

4. Sponsorship

 

Although not all Health Hangouts will be sponsored events, this first one is kindly sponsored by Nestle Breakfast Cereals.

 

In response to increasing concern over vitamin D levels in the UK, Nestle have reformulated their cereals to include 15% of the Recommend Daily Allowance of vitamin D, whilst at the same time upping calcium (to 15% RDA) and reducing the content of sugars (up to 30% reduction).

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