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VIDEO: 70% of US Children Face Legacy of Low Vitamin D

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www.ProHealth.com • March 2, 2011


Seven out of ten U.S. children and adolescents have low levels of vitamin D, raising their risk of bone and heart disease, says Dr. Michal Melamed, MD, reviewing findings of a national study of more than 6,000 youngsters led by researchers at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.



That study of the under-21 U.S. population (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/news.asp?id=392) was released in 2009. Addionally, further large-scale studies have linked low vitamin D - so easily avoided - to higher incidence of various conditions in this age group, including much higher rates of 11 key environmental and food allergies, from ragweed to peanuts (http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=15964).





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