Foods Should be Fortified With Vitamin D

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM Diet & Nutrition News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Health professionals have underlined the need for more awareness to tackle diseases such as rickets and multiple sclerosis.
 Foods Should be Fortified With Vitamin D
Foods Should be Fortified With Vitamin D

In the past decade, there has been a huge increase in cases of rickets and experts feel it is time that foods should be fortified with Vitamin D. It is time to have a publicity campaign to inform people about the health problems caused by inadequate Vitamin D.

The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health have said that there has been a four fold increase in rickets, and deficiency of this vitamin is also connected to diabetes and tuberculosis.

According to the recommendation of The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, supplements for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their children from six months to four years is needed. Low-cost vitamin D supplements should be made widely available.

Professor Nicholas Clarke, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at Southampton general hospital said, "I strongly support the use of supplements and widespread fortification of foods. We have seen progress in this area with Kellogg's adding vitamin D to cereals last year. But not nearly enough food manufacturers have seized the opportunity to make a difference."



Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Calcium and Vitamin Supplements Rickets Vitamin Supplements Vitamin C / Ascorbic acid Vitamin B6 Vitamin B9 Vitamin B-12 Vitamin-F Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive