High Percentage Of Us Children Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency

08.04.09 | FL News Team

Seven out of ten children in the U.S. suffer from low levels of vitamin D. That's the bottom line of a new report from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. Study leader Dr. Michal Melamed says the problem appears to be growing especially among a certain group of youngsters. Those who don't drink much milk, don't take a vitamin supplement and who spend a lot of time watching TV or on the computer are the most endangered.

 

The study suggests that vitamin D shortages could be putting American children at serious risk for brittle bones later in life and even heart disease. Study details are published in the online version of "Pediatrics."