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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.
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

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children from birth up to the age of two years

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children from birth up to the age of two years

Mad dogs and Englishmen should stay out of the midday sun!

Mad dogs and Englishmen should stay out of the midday sun!

Breakdown of disease caused by UV radiation

Breakdown of disease caused by UV radiation

More than a billion may suffer from vitamin D deficiency

More than a billion may suffer from vitamin D deficiency

New research suggests it may be possible to separate the anticancer properties of vitamin D

New research suggests it may be possible to separate the anticancer properties of vitamin D

Important skin color gene identified

Important skin color gene identified

Vitamin D supplementation does not appear to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal black women

Vitamin D supplementation does not appear to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal black women

Sunlight prevents cancer

Sunlight prevents cancer