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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.
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

Abbott submits ARCHITECT 25-OH Vitamin D assay application to FDA for clearance

Abbott submits ARCHITECT 25-OH Vitamin D assay application to FDA for clearance

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may raise risk of gestational diabetes: Study

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may raise risk of gestational diabetes: Study

Majority of Americans fall short of vitamin D

Majority of Americans fall short of vitamin D

Enobia completes patient enrollment in ENB-0040 Phase II study for HPP

Enobia completes patient enrollment in ENB-0040 Phase II study for HPP

Higher intake of vitamin D may reduce breast cancer risk

Higher intake of vitamin D may reduce breast cancer risk

Raptor reopens enrollment in DR Cysteamine Phase 3 trial to treat patients with nephropathic cystinosis

Raptor reopens enrollment in DR Cysteamine Phase 3 trial to treat patients with nephropathic cystinosis

Nutritional deficiencies among indigenous populations: two studies

Nutritional deficiencies among indigenous populations: two studies

Raptor completes enrollment in DR Cysteamine Phase 3 clinical trial in cystinosis

Raptor completes enrollment in DR Cysteamine Phase 3 clinical trial in cystinosis

Enobia Pharma completes ENB-0040 Phase II study in juveniles with hypophosphatasia

Enobia Pharma completes ENB-0040 Phase II study in juveniles with hypophosphatasia

Vitamin D deficiency flagged as a major concern in South Asia

Vitamin D deficiency flagged as a major concern in South Asia

Vit D deficiency does not raise stroke risk in African-Americans

Vit D deficiency does not raise stroke risk in African-Americans

Autistic children with poor diet face risk of vision loss due to vitamin B12 deficiency

Autistic children with poor diet face risk of vision loss due to vitamin B12 deficiency