Even sun can't be guaranteed during Swedish summer!

Swedish RDAs Too Low on Vitamin D

A professor at Harvard University in the US says that the recommended vitamin D intake laid down by the Swedish National Food Administration is at least three times too low.

Swedish Television’s Science channel report that three in four Swedes suffer from vitamin D deficiency.

According to Edward Giovannucci, Swedes should eat more vitamin D to decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Vitamin D is produced by the body in sun light, but Sweden’s long dark winters mean that the summer is the only time when the sun is strong enough.

The situation is worse in the north of Sweden where in extreme northerly areas the body doesn’t produce any vitamin D at all during the winter months.

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