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How to boost your vitamin D levels this winter

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How to boost your vitamin D levels this winter

As we enter the winter months the loss of sunshine reduces our bodies' production of vitamin D and poses a health risk to everyone in the UK. But what happens to our vitamin D levels during winter, and how can we support our health by boosting them until the sunshine returns?

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