Helena Scully, Mercers Glanbia Bone Research Fellow, MISA Institute, St James’s Hospital/ School of Medicine Trinity College and lead author of the study said:

“We know that people living in Ireland are at-risk of vitamin D deficiency, particularly in the winter when we don’t get much sun. Our research indicates that those most at risk have inadequate vitamin D intake, dark skin types and avoid sun exposure. Choosing foods such as milk and cereal products with added vitamin D, and taking a supplement (15 micrograms or 600units per day), particularly in the winter can help prevent low vitamin D levels.”

Read the press release by Trinity College Dublin here.