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Vitamin D: Deficiency Diseases

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48149, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a national strategy to reduce vitamin D deficiency, with particular regard to BAME groups.

Answered on

21 September 2021

We have not made a formal assessment.

Our current advice is to take a daily 10 microgram supplement of vitamin D throughout the autumn and winter for musculoskeletal health. In addition, people at risk of vitamin D deficiency including black, Asian and minority ethnic groups are advised to consider taking a daily supplement throughout the year.