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VITAMIN D WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

We’re running low in this vital nutrient and it’s time to take action, say experts. Here are the facts on keeping yours topped up

ANNA DANIELS is a dietician (@thedietitian) and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association

Give yourself a dose of sunshine from a bottle
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Known as the sunshine vitamin, because around 90 per cent of most people’s requirement comes from exposure to the sun, vitamin D is vital to our health.

Yet, according to a government survey, half the UK population are thought to have low levels; while 16 per cent of us have a severe deficiency.

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Discover a #BodyofKnowledge in the October/November edition of healthy magazine, in which we reveal the results of our Body MOT reader survey. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, we also talk to three women about their very different experiences of the disease. Plus, we explore the world's best natural beauty secrets from Australia to South Korea, and take a fresh look at the 'F' word (fat, that is!). As the seasons change, keep your health and happiness on track with the new digital issue of healthy.