Vitamin D Could Save Germany Billions in Health Costs

Ensuring the German population gets adequate intakes of vitamin D could save the country about 37.5 billion euro in health care costs, according to a new review.

Professor Armin Zittermann states that up to 45 percent of the German population could be vitamin D insufficient, with an additional 15 to 30 percent deficient, thereby putting them at risk at a variety of health problems.

In addition, current recommendations are not enough and need to be doubled at least, wrote Prof Zittermann. This would represent a significant increase from current recommendations, which range from 5 to 10 micrograms per day.

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