Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Experts suggest ways children can get Vitamin D

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Although many people know calcium and vitamin D are vital for building healthy bones, not everyone knows calcium can only be absorbed when vitamin D is present.

"Vitamin D is sometimes misunderstood and underappreciated, especially when it works as a silent partner with calcium," said Dr. Megan Moreno of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, who wrote the one-page primer intended for parents and caregivers.

The patient page, accessible for free (https://bit.ly/2JwqcO8), is based on recommendations given by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The resource emphasizes the best ways for children to obtain vitamin D through:
  1. sunlight exposure, 
  2. diet
  3. supplements

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/experts-suggest-ways-children-can-get-vitamin-d-10411406

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