Vitamin D deficiency--do we follow our own advice?
Dobson R., Meier UC., Marta M., Ramagopalan S., Giovannoni G.
Over the last few years, vitamin D deficiency has emerged as a risk factor for many diseases. Public awareness of the importance of the 'sunshine vitamin' is increasing, however deficiency remains an ongoing problem. Is an awareness of the importance of vitamin D enough to promote healthy people to take supplements or is a different approach required? In this article the importance of vitamin D is discussed and data showing that knowledge of this is not sufficient to encourage people to take supplements are presented.