Vitamin D linked to improved fertility in wild animals

Study adds to growing evidence that vitamin D is associated with reproductive health, which could have relevance to livestock and people.

High levels of vitamin D are linked to improved fertility and reproductive success, a study of wild sheep has found. The study — carried out on a remote island in the Hebrides Islands off the northwest coast of Scotland — adds to growing evidence that vitamin D ("the sunshine vitamin") is associated with reproductive health.

Experts hope that further studies will help determine the relevance of the results for other mammals, including people.

Researchers led by the Universit

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