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Kids' low Vitamin D worries doctors

June 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Are your kids getting enough Vitamin D? You may think so, but a new study reveals a whopping 40 percent of children are Vitamin D deficient.Vitamin D is called the "sunshine" vitamin, because your skin produces it when you go out in the sun. It's also added to foods like milk and juice.

When kids don't get enough Vitamin D it raises the risk of bone deformities and diabetes.

And nursing moms should know: there's not enough Vitamin D in breast milk.

Experts say taking Vitamin D supplements is probably a good idea and one parents should bring up the next time they're at the pediatrician's office.

 

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