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  The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health, Level 6, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH

We’ll be sharing hints and tips on how to take good care of yourself during the winter months, we start today with Vitamin D ……

One of the most important vitamins for your health is vitamin D. It allows the body to absorb calcium and phosphate from your diet, which are essential for the development of healthy bones. However, we have found that increased levels of active vitamin D in the bloodstream can also be associated with improved muscle function in healthy people.

Vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic levels with up to one billion people worldwide estimated to be lacking in the vital substance. Low levels of vitamin D in the body are known to be associated with an increased risk of bone fracture. However, this study has shown how different forms of vitamin D are linked with measures of muscle strength, size and changes in the expression of certain genes related to muscles, protein and various other factors.


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