Vitamin D

Dairy Dialog podcast 156: Anuga, Arla Foods Ingredients

Dairy Dialog podcast 156: Anuga, Arla Foods Ingredients

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast we talk to Arla Foods Ingredients’ Mads Dyrvig, head of sales development, business unit health & performance, and two more interviews from the recent Anuga event in Cologne, Germany: Soriya Jamet, export sales & marketing...

An EFSA panel has determined that UV-treated milk is safe. Photo: iStock - grandaded

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

By Jim Cornall

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is safe for the target group, which is the general...

Vitamin D claims in Danone Nutricia advert breached code: ASA

Danone Nutricia denies wrongdoing despite ruling

Vitamin D claims in Danone Nutricia advert breached code: ASA

By Rachel Arthur

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a Nutricia advert, which it says implied a child’s intake of Vitamin D could be affected if they did not consume ‘Growing Up Milk.’

Dr Heike Bischoff-Ferrari: “…we question if we get better answers from meta-analyses of meta-analyses without addressing what has repeatedly demonstrated before - that conclusions drawn from meta-analyses of vitamin D trials vary greatly as a function of the trials included, adherence and dose.”

“Which way up was the umbrella? Did this review collect knowledge or shield us from it?”

BMJ vitamin D research attacked: 'un-nuanced', 'flawed', 'irresponsible'

By Shane STARLING

The ‘umbrella’ review of vitamin D studies that found a myriad of health links for the sunshine vitamin were unconfirmed in the scientific literature, has been criticised for containing too many flawed studies that warped the overall findings.

Calcium’s weight loss potential gets RCT support

Calcium’s weight loss potential gets RCT support

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements of calcium, with or without vitamin D, may reduce body fat levels and help maintain lean mass, suggests new data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.

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