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Vitamin D deficiency should be tested in kids at high risk

Vitamin D has been getting some attention in recent years.  It has been shown to be both a potent bolster to the immune system, and aids in certain diseases and overall health.  According to John’s Hopkins Children’s Center all children should be screened for risk factors and those who are high risk should have their blood tested for low levels of Vitamin D.  It has been estimated that one in ten U.S. children are Vitamin D deficient, additionally suboptimal levels of Vitamin D are estimated in 60 percent of children.  While Vitamin D deficiency can cause serious problems they are usually not readily apparent, which can cause a deficiency to go unnoticed.  Make sure and ask your pediatrician about risk screening for Vitamin D deficiency.

Source: Science Daily


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