Vitamin D: a pseudo-vitamin for a pseudo-disease

Here's the lowdown on why the sunshine vitamin is not worth taking to prevent fractures

People are still in love with vitamins a century after they were discovered, with half the US and UK population taking a supplement.

Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin – is the favourite and is believed to have the most proven benefits.

Governments have said that the evidence for vitamin D’s health benefits is so overwhelming that every adult should take it as a supplement for at least six months of the year.