Richard Mellanby, and Iris Mair, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research
Interest in vitamin D has rapidly grown in recent years with numerous studies linking a lack of vitamin D to the development of a wide range of human conditions, from multiple sclerosis to cancer and hypertension. However, many researchers remain sceptical about the non-skeletal health benefits of vitamin D and believe the growing reputation of vitamin D as a panacea for many diseases is wildly over-stated. Join us to hear from a veterinarian about how studies on dogs were pivotal in the discovery of vitamin D and how research on man’s best friend continues to illuminate the ongoing debate of the importance of vitamin D on health beyond the skeleton. Hear about new research from the Vitamin D Animal Laboratory (VitDAL) which is showing the remarkable effects vitamin D can have on shaping the immune system.
Subtitles Produced by Joe Dransfield