DSM joins Dr. Bruce Ames in webinar on the emerging benefits of vitamin D
There is relatively high awareness about the benefits of vitamin D for bone health, but many consumers still lack knowledge about additional health benefits that this nutrient offers, and the long-term health impacts of suboptimal vitamin D status. Intake remains low among the world population, with 88% of individuals suffering from suboptimal vitamin D status due to poor nutrition and sun exposure2. Adequate intake contributes to healthy bones and ensures the regulation of bone mineral density, such as calcium. Vitamin D prevents rickets in children, as well as lowering the risk of fracture and osteoporosis in adults and the elderly3. There is emerging science also suggesting that vitamin D plays a role in strengthening the immune system and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Ames’ latest study concluded that vitamin D and omega-3 intake may help prevent conditions such as autism. Although essential omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior, the underlying mechanism had been unclear. Dr. Ames suggests that serotonin is the possible missing link, explaining why vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.
DSM’s Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Senior Vice President Nutrition Science & Advocacy and Professor of Healthy Ageing at University Medical Center Groningen and Jacob Bauly, Global Marketing Manager will join Dr. Ames to present the webinar on vitamin D and emerging benefits beyond bone health.
Register here to watch the webinar.