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Vitamin D deficiency the likely cause for a rise in rickets cases in children

Recently, a rise in the number of rickets cases, especially among children from low-income families, has been reported. Rickets is a skeletal disorder associated with calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D deficiency. While poor nutrition may be a possible reason for the increase in rickets cases, a new study reveals that even some supplements cannot provide children sufficient amounts of vitamin D.  In their short report, researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. studied several children’s multivitamins and vitamin D supplements to determine how much of the nutrient they contained. The results of their investigation were published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.  Read more.....

 

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