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Will the UK follow in Sweden's footsteps with mandatory vitamin D fortification? © iStock.com / Zerbor

UK spotlight falls on mandatory vitamin D fortification

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The re-emergence of the Victorian-era condition rickets in the UK has put the spotlight back on vitamin D intakes, and a recent advisory committee report will likely spur debate on the need for mandatory fortification.

Folic acid: Old women and children first!

Folic acid: Old women and children first!

Look at the globe and you’d be hard pressed to find two countries further apart than Ireland and New Zealand. But they stand side-by-side on the folic acid fortification issue – it is not needed.

Folate eases the mind

Folate eases the mind

Evidence continues to mount suggesting a link between various
stages of depression and low blood levels of the B vitamin folate,
according to research funded by the Agricultural Research Service
in the US.

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