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The study aimed to assess the overall effect of vitamin D supplements on risk of acute respiratory tract infection. © iStock

Academics divided over vitamin D study claims of cold and flu protection

By Gary Scattergood

Vitamin D supplements could help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, including colds and flu, according to a study in The BMJ. But a linked editorial penned by academics from New Zealand and Scotland argues the results are “not sufficiently applicable...

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Czechs bust 33 food supplement ads

By Emma Jane Cash

A total of 33 advertisements that did not comply with EU food laws were found during an investigation carried out by The Czech Agriculture and Food Investigation Authority last year.

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