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Vitamin D Nutritional Policy in Europe :The Need for Prevention, Education & Consumer Choice

Date

24 Mar 2010

Sections

Health & Consumers

CALL FOR ACTION  


On 23 March 2010, the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the Vitamin D Workshop and PA International Foundation jointly organised a conference in the European Parliament in Brussels. This conference provided a unique opportunity for stakeholders to bring the issue of widespread Vitamin D deficiency to the fore, at European level.

Please find attached the Press Release of the event.

« If we prevent Vitamin D deficiency and with it possibly diseases, we will actually prevent healthcare costs and reduce the economic burden on our public health systems. » MEP Áder

« We all learned a lot today - now we have some homework to do. We should all ‘spread the word’ and educate people about Vitamin D » MEP Dr Weisgerber

« Today's conference was one of the most important that I have had the pleasure of attending and the statistics given by the expert panel, together with the range of diseases caused by Vitamin D deficiency illustrate that there is a huge amount of work to be done in terms of bridging the public awareness of the importance of the nutritional value of Vitamin D. » MEP Higgins

For more information, please contact:

Lisette TIDDENS-ENGWIRDA

CPME Secretary General

Tel.: +32 (0)2 732 72 02

Fax: +32 (0)2 732 73 44

E-mail: secretariat@cpme.eu

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