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:
- sunlight exposure,
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