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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.
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

In-depth review of current research on the health effects of vitamin D

In-depth review of current research on the health effects of vitamin D

Sunshine vitamin protect against heart attacks

Sunshine vitamin protect against heart attacks

Calls for parents of vegan girl with severe rickets to face court

Calls for parents of vegan girl with severe rickets to face court

Low levels of vitamin D appear common in healthy children

Low levels of vitamin D appear common in healthy children

First study to examine vitamin D insufficiency in pediatric patients with low bone density

First study to examine vitamin D insufficiency in pediatric patients with low bone density

Potential hypophosphatasia therapy discovered

Potential hypophosphatasia therapy discovered

Peripheral arterial disease linked to too little vitamin D

Peripheral arterial disease linked to too little vitamin D

Is there convincing biological or behavioral evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to brain dysfunction?

Is there convincing biological or behavioral evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to brain dysfunction?