Pediatricians Double Vitamin D Requirement

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines on vitamin D for infants, children and adolescents today at a time when medical conditions attributable to low vitamin D levels such as rickets appear to be on the rise in the U.S. Rickets first became a problem in the U.S. during the 18th century, in part because smoke from factories shielded people from the sun's rays -- an important source of vitamin D. Rates of the disease, which weakens bones, were brought down through...Full Story
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