'Add vitamin D to food to prevent colds and flu', say researchers - NHS Choices

"Adding vitamin D to food would reduce deaths and significantly cut NHS costs," The Guardian reports. A review of existing data estimates that supplementing food with vitamin D would prevent millions of cold and flu cases, and possibly save lives.and more »

Study confirms vitamin D protects against colds and flu - Harvard Gazette

A recent study by a global team of researchers has found that Vitamin D supplements, already widely prescribed for a variety of ailments, are effective in preventing respiratory diseases. By Sue McGreevey and Mike Morrison, MGH Public Affairs. Email ...and more »

Vitamin D 'proved to cut risk of colds and flu' - The Guardian

Daily or weekly supplements of vitamin D would mean 3.25 million fewer people in the UK having at least one respiratory infection a year, says the study. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images. Nutrition ...and more »

A Bit More Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Colds And Flu - NPR

It's long been known that vitamin D helps protect our bones, but the question of whether taking vitamin D supplements helps guard immunity has been more controversial. An analysis published Wednesday suggests the sunshine vitamin can help reduce the ...and more »

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study - Medical Xpress

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D has benefits beyond bone and ...and more »

Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu, study suggests - CTV News

Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with ...and more »

Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu' - BBC News

Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim. The sunshine vitamin is vital for healthy bones, but also has a role in the immune system. The analysis, published in the British ...and more »

Study linking vitamin D to reduced cold and flu risk is too good to be true - The Globe and Mail

It wouldn't be surprising if pharmacies are seeing a surge in demand for vitamin D tablets. After all, a new study just came out suggesting the sunshine vitamin can reduce the risk of catching a cold or the flu. “Vitamin D 'proved to cut risk of colds ...and more »

Here's How to Avoid Catching Colds and the Flu - TIME

Vitamin D—the“sunshine vitamin”—is best known for its role in bone and brain health. But a collection of evidence suggests that it can also protect against cold and flu, according to a new scientific review of 25 published studies. The new research ...and more »

Scientists have found a super-easy way to cut the number of sick days you take - City A.M.

I am City A.M.'s digital editor. Having previously worked at Property Week and M [..] Show more. Follow Emma. New Research Suggests Vitamin D May Prevent Multiple Sclerosis. Vitamin D is absorbed from the sun, but many people in the UK are deficient in ...and more »