The sun is not ALL bad
Vitamin D — What Parents Need To Know – A Parents Life
June 3, 2012
A Parent’s Life
Last reviewed and revised on February 27, 2012
By Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital
*What’s Going On
*First Things First
*The Need for Supplements
Rickets is making a comeback. It’s a sign of how our lives are changing — and not for the better. We’re seeing this disease, which is caused by a vitamin-D deficiency, in babies and toddlers.
Rickets causes poor bone growth and even deformities. (The name comes from the old English word «wrickken» or twisted.) Vitamin D deficiencies have been reported among school-aged children and adolescents. We’re also seeing osteomalacia (weakened bones) in adolescents and adults as a result of vitamin-D deficiency.
What’s Going On?
Vitamin D deficiency is a serious problem. Vitamin D is crucial for bone development. It’s also important for other…
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