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High-dose vitamin D may lower your risk of going to hospital

Taking a higher-than-recommended dose of vitamin D every day may reduce the risk of being hospitalised due to any cause, according to a relatively short, small study

By Carissa Wong

16 October 2023

Taking a high dose of vitamin D every day may ward off certain health complications, but too much has also been linked to kidney stones and nausea

Andriy Chikovskiy / Alamy

A high daily dose of vitamin D may reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital. But the results are based on a relatively short study, and the researchers can’t be certain that the supplements were responsible.

Vitamin D is naturally made in the skin during exposure to sunlight and is found in some foods, such as egg yolks and oily fish. The compound …

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