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Rickets is a condition that causes children to have soft, weak bones. It usually occurs when children do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb important nutrients. Vitamin D comes from sunlight and food. Skin produces vitamin D in response to the sun's rays. Some foods also contain vitamin D, including fortified dairy products and cereals, and some kinds of fish.
Excess of vitamin D during pregnancy can increase risk of food allergy in children

Excess of vitamin D during pregnancy can increase risk of food allergy in children

Osteopontin plays a role in X-linked hypophosphatemia

Osteopontin plays a role in X-linked hypophosphatemia

African-American and Caucasian women absorb, metabolize vitamin D at same rate

African-American and Caucasian women absorb, metabolize vitamin D at same rate

Researchers to fortify milk with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids

Researchers to fortify milk with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids

What are vitamins?

What are vitamins?

Tiny Tim may have suffered from rickets and TB

Tiny Tim may have suffered from rickets and TB

Swaddling babies tight could lead to hip problems

Swaddling babies tight could lead to hip problems

Doctors identify promising new treatment for hypophosphatasia

Doctors identify promising new treatment for hypophosphatasia

Pediatricians should screen all children for vitamin D deficiency

Pediatricians should screen all children for vitamin D deficiency

Kids not getting enough Vitamin D

Kids not getting enough Vitamin D

Experts recommend vitamin D supplementation for menopausal women

Experts recommend vitamin D supplementation for menopausal women

FDA clears Abbott's new ARCHITECT 25-OH Vitamin D assay

FDA clears Abbott's new ARCHITECT 25-OH Vitamin D assay

Avoiding sun may increase risk of vitamin D deficiency in light-skinned people

Avoiding sun may increase risk of vitamin D deficiency in light-skinned people

Oral steroid users twice as likely to have severe vitamin D deficiency

Oral steroid users twice as likely to have severe vitamin D deficiency

African-American men living in low sunlight areas more likely to have Vitamin D deficiency

African-American men living in low sunlight areas more likely to have Vitamin D deficiency

IOF presents eight young investigator awards to researchers across the world

IOF presents eight young investigator awards to researchers across the world

Pregnant women lack enough vitamin D despite use of prenatal supplements

Pregnant women lack enough vitamin D despite use of prenatal supplements

Vitamin D-deficiency linked to deaths of famous musicians

Vitamin D-deficiency linked to deaths of famous musicians

New highly-accurate blood test can measure all forms of vitamin D deficiencies

New highly-accurate blood test can measure all forms of vitamin D deficiencies

The Endocrine Society releases clinical practice guideline on Vitamin D deficiency

The Endocrine Society releases clinical practice guideline on Vitamin D deficiency