Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lack of Vitamin D in Children

About 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, which puts them at higher risk for bone and heart disease, researchers said today.
The cause? Poor diet and lack of sunshine, the researchers conclude today in the online version of The Journal Pediatrics. We all know that the fast food industry (or should I say the convenience of it) contributes to a childs poor diet and the lack of outdoor activity can be blamed on TV, computer game centers and indoor activity centers popping up all over the nation. Vitamin D supplementation can help. In a study, children who took vitamin D supplements (400 IU/day) were less likely to be deficient in the vitamin. However, only 4 percent of the study population actually uses supplements.
Ask your pediatrician about this growing concern and get your kids up and moving and out of the house for some healthy exercise!

Original post by btflbttrfly in August 2009


Taylornirvan said...

Milk, eggs, orange juice, fish are the sources of vitamin D. Lack of vitamin D promotes heart disease, diabetes and bone disease in human body. It affects our dental and overall health.

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