Vitamin D supplements don’t prevent disease, study says

During the bleak winter months of short days and cloudy skies, many people may seek out the benefits of sunshine in bottle form and reach for supplements of vitamin D. Made naturally by the skin when exposed to sunlight. This vitamin is needed to maintain healthy bones, teeth, and muscles and to prevent them from becoming brittle and at risk of fracture. It is clear that people in the UK are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency. Particularly in winter, supplements are especially relevant for people at high risk of deficiency.

Vitamin D supplements don’t prevent disease, study says