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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.
Common myths about sun exposure, sunscreen and vitamin D

Common myths about sun exposure, sunscreen and vitamin D

Enobia Pharma initiates study of bone-targeted enzyme replacement therapy for hypophosphatasia

Enobia Pharma initiates study of bone-targeted enzyme replacement therapy for hypophosphatasia

Individualized MicroNutrient Testing for patients

Individualized MicroNutrient Testing for patients

Millions of children in the US suffer from suboptimal levels of vitamin D

Millions of children in the US suffer from suboptimal levels of vitamin D

Parathyroid gland transplants may prevent untreatable form of bone loss

Parathyroid gland transplants may prevent untreatable form of bone loss

Book on pediatric bone disorders and mineral metabolism

Book on pediatric bone disorders and mineral metabolism

Enobia Pharma's clinical study of ENB-0040 for treating hypophosphatasia provides positive results

Enobia Pharma's clinical study of ENB-0040 for treating hypophosphatasia provides positive results

Many patients in intensive care are deficient in vitamin D

Many patients in intensive care are deficient in vitamin D

Link found between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity

Link found between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Increasing number of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D

Increasing number of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D

One in seven American adolescents is vitamin D deficient

One in seven American adolescents is vitamin D deficient

Low levels of vitamin D linked to several risk factors in teenagers

Low levels of vitamin D linked to several risk factors in teenagers

New microgel capsules trap omega-3 fatty acids

New microgel capsules trap omega-3 fatty acids

Vitamin D related to muscle power, force, velocity and jump height in adolescent girls

Vitamin D related to muscle power, force, velocity and jump height in adolescent girls

Research highlights recognized disease risks associated with vitamin D deficiency

Research highlights recognized disease risks associated with vitamin D deficiency

Experts say double the daily dose of vitamin D for children

Experts say double the daily dose of vitamin D for children

Children with cystic fibrosis not well covered by guidelines for vitamin D needs

Children with cystic fibrosis not well covered by guidelines for vitamin D needs

Exclusive breastfeeding increases child's risk for vitamin D deficiency; black, darker-skinned children already have increased risk

Exclusive breastfeeding increases child's risk for vitamin D deficiency; black, darker-skinned children already have increased risk

Role of vitamin D in kidney disease examined

Role of vitamin D in kidney disease examined