Oireachtas report on Vitamin D
On Wednesday 7th April 2021 The Joint Committee on Health launched its Oireachtas Report on Vitamin D deficiency as a public health measure in Ireland.
The report recommends that public health measures are established to address Vitamin D deficiency in Ireland.
These public health measures are preventative in nature and aim to reduce the risk of respiratory and other illnesses such as osteoporosis.
The report recommends a daily Vitamin D supplementation of 20-25µg (800-1000IU)/day should be recommended to the entire adult population as a public health measure, with higher doses recommended for vulnerable groups under medical supervision.
Welcoming the publication of the report, Health Committee Chairman Seán Crowe TD said: “As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, international studies, and the experience of Finland in particular, show just how effective daily Vitamin D supplementation can be when it is implemented as part of an enhanced public health policy. This supplementation represents a safe, practical, and effective means of protecting human health.”
“This supplementation represents a safe, practical, and effective means of protecting human health.”
“The State needs to review preventative measures that might have led to fewer mortalities and lower morbidity. In that regard, the role of Vitamin D needs to be addressed as part of an enhanced public health policy to protect the population against respiratory infections and other illnesses. “
You can read the full report here: https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/committee/dail/33/joint_committee_on_health/reports/2021/2021-04-07_report-on-addressing-vitamin-d-deficiency-as-a-public-health-measure-in-ireland_en.pdf
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