Vit D benefits overhyped: expert

Vitamin D is proven to prevent falls and fractures, but the jury remains out on all its other touted benefits, an expert says.

Despite studies linking vitamin D to a reduced risk of everything from cancer to heart disease and depression, Dr Paul Glendenning said these data were “just associations”, and there was little evidence supplementation could ward off these conditions.

Dr Glendenning, a consultant endocrinologist and chemical pathologist at the Royal Perth Hospital, recently published a