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Vitamin D and Health 2016

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The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) previously considered the evidence on vitamin D and health in 2007. It concluded that there were insufficient data at that time to reconsider the Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for vitamin D set by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy (COMA) in 1991. Since vitamin D is synthesised in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight, COMA considered that dietary intakes of vitamin D were not necessary for most of the UK population (aged 4-64y). It was assumed that skin synthesis of vitamin D in the summer would be enough to cover requirements during the winter. Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNI) were therefore set only for groups considered at risk of vitamin D deficiency.

In 2010, SACN agreed to consider whether the DRVs for vitamin D intake were still appropriate in the context of public health advice to stay out of the sun and to wear sunscreen and because a substantial amount of new evidence had accumulated since its previous considerations. 
ISBN
9781785849749
Author
Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
29 July 2016
Format
Paperback
Extent
289 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.75 kg
HS Code
490199