Are YOU at risk of Vitamin D deficiency? Many need supplements warns Public Health England – Express.co.uk

However, during autumn and winter everyone will need to rely on dietary sources of vitamin D.

Public Health England said: “Since it is difficult for people to meet the 10 microgram recommendation from consuming foods naturally containing or fortified with vitamin D, people should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D in autumn and winter.

“People whose skin has little or no exposure to the sun, like those in institutions such as care homes, or who always cover their skin when outside,  risk vitamin D deficiency and need to take a supplement throughout the year. 

“Ethnic minority groups with dark skin, from African, Afro-Caribbean and South Asian backgrounds, may not get enough vitamin D from sunlight in the summer and therefore should consider taking a supplement all year round.”

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