The Irish are left in the shade:
Low vitamin D levels affect bone health
Many Irish people have too little vitamin D in their body to ensure healthy bones, according to research from University College Cork (UCC). Continue reading and find out how a vitamin D shortage affects you.
“One in every eight people in Ireland lacks enough vitamin D for healthy bones”. This headline from the Irish Independent (August 24. 2016) is a cause for concern but the fact is based on recent research conducted by scientists from University College Cork (UCC). Professors Kevin Cashman and Mairead Kiely of UCC’s Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition found that around 12 per cent of the Irish population are vitamin D deficient. In the UK, the corresponding figure is around 20 per cent.