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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.


Journal article


Clin Med (Lond)

Publication Date





521 - 523


Dietary Supplements, Humans, Seasons, Sunlight, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency