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CPD module: Understanding the value of VMS

Charles Gladwin reviews the recent research on vitamin and mineral supplements (VMS), with a focus on vitamin D and vitamin B3.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       The scale of VMS prescribing in the NHS;

·       NHS England’s advice about the availability of VMS products on the NHS;

·       The general impact on health of multi vitamin/mineral products;

·       VMS and cardiovascular disease and other conditions;

·       Potential neurological and cognitive benefits of vitamin B3;

·       Recent Vitamin D research and implications for vitamin D supplements.

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