Researchers recommend that individuals at risk of influenza and/or COVID-19 consider taking 10,000 IU/d of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to rapidly raise their vitamin D levels, followed by 5000 IU/d in order to raise their vitamin D levels above 40-60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L) in order to reduce the risk of infection

In April 2020 researchers from the USA published their review on the role of vitamin D in reducing the risk of respiratory tract infection, epidemiology of influenza and COVID-19, and … Read more

Vitamin D supplementation probably reduces the risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, low birthweight and may reduce the risk of severe postpartum haemorrhage, whilst vitamin D and calcium probably reduces the risk of pre-eclampsia but may increase the risk of preterm birth (before 37 weeks)

In July 2019 researchers from the USA published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess whether vitamin D supplementation, either alone or in combination with calcium or other … Read more

Supplements have little to no effect on the risk of lung cancer and lung cancer mortality in healthy individuals, although vitamin A supplements appear to increase the risk of lung cancer and mortality in smokers or individuals exposed to asbestos, vitamin C the risk of lung cancer in women and vitamin E the risk of haemorrhagic strokes

In March 2020 researchers from Chile and Spain published their review of the medical scientific literature to establish whether supplementations of vitamins and minerals, alone or in combination, reduce the … Read more

Although consuming a vegetarian diet at any age is not necessarily unsafe, the Committee on Nutrition and Breastfeeding of the Spanish Paediatric Association recommend that infants and young children should follow an omnivorous diet or, at least, an ovo-lacto-vegetarian diet

In December 2019 the Committee on Nutrition and Breastfeeding of the Spanish Paediatric Association published their position paper on vegetarian diets in infants and children. There is little information on … Read more