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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.
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?

Softening of the skull bones in normal-looking babies might reflect vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy

Softening of the skull bones in normal-looking babies might reflect vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to heart attacks and strokes

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to heart attacks and strokes

Researchers say health benefits of sunshine outweigh the skin cancer risk and might help you live longer

Researchers say health benefits of sunshine outweigh the skin cancer risk and might help you live longer

Vitamin D2 is as effective as vitamin D3 in maintaining concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D

Vitamin D2 is as effective as vitamin D3 in maintaining concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer

Women with low levels of vitamin D have an increased risk of hip fracture

Women with low levels of vitamin D have an increased risk of hip fracture

Link found between a lack of vitamin D and pre-eclampsia

Link found between a lack of vitamin D and pre-eclampsia

Vitamin D deficiency remains an under-recognized problem in children

Vitamin D deficiency remains an under-recognized problem in children

Vitamin D deficient rickets in infants

Vitamin D deficient rickets in infants

Pregnant women should supplement vitamin D

Pregnant women should supplement vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency widespread among women during pregnancy

Vitamin D deficiency widespread among women during pregnancy

Wearing sunscreen at all times could starve the body of vitamins

Wearing sunscreen at all times could starve the body of vitamins