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Vitamin D supplements don’t help ward off colds and flus, new research finds – ABC News

How much vitamin D should a person take? The answer has long been a point of contention in the medical industry. Now a five-year research trial finds vitamin D…

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Vitamin D supplements will not protect Australians from catching colds, flus and other respiratory infections, new research has found.
Key points:

  • The five-year trial was the largest of its kind, involving 16,000 Australians
  • 2,600 participants were asked to keep a daily diary
  • Results found some indication that supplements can reduce the length and severity of illnesses

The findings come after a five-year clinical trial, led by Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, involving 16,000…

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