Vitamin D researchers win DSM nutrition prize

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Professors Michael Holick of Boston University and Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari of the University of Zurich have won this year’s DSM Nutrition Award for their contributions vitamin D research.

“Over the past decade the understanding of vitamin D has extended beyond its well established effects on bone metabolism to encompass vitamin D needs in the prevention of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, immunological disorders and certain forms of cancer,”​ said Manfred Eggersdorfer, senior VP research & development, DSM Nutritional Products.

“The award winners have made major contributions to our understanding of the role of nutrition in human health,”​ he added.

The award carries a shared cash prize of €50,000.

“We are very pleased to honor here today two of the world’s most outstanding scientists working in the field of human nutrition,”​ said Mauricio Adade, president human nutrition & health, DSM Nutritional Products.

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