Every adult in Ireland should start taking vitamin D supplements due to alarming levels of deficiency, a new report from the country’s Joint Committee for Health says. Low levels of vitamin D have also been linked to worse health outcomes in relation to COVID-19, and this is why the issue needs to be addressed urgently, according to the report.
Increasing evidence suggests that a mother's nutritional status at the onset of pregnancy has an important influence on the growth and development of her baby, and that a good nutritional status during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of pregnancy complications.
Consuming just one cup of leafy green vegetables daily could boost muscle function a new study says, suggesting high nitrate consumption is a way to promote lower-limb muscle strength and physical function.
Patients with low vitamin D levels who are hospitalized for COVID-19 may have a lower risk of dying or requiring mechanical ventilation if they receive vitamin D supplementation of at least 1,000 units weekly, according to a new study.
A new research study at the University of Chicago Medicine has found that when it comes to COVID-19, having vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient may lower the risk of infection, especially for black people.
Scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark, have found that antioxidants in tea open ion channels and can relax the muscles that line blood vessels.