Contributions of Dietary Vitamin D, Weight Status, and Skin Color to Vitamin D Status and Adherence to Vitamin D Supplements in At-Risk Youth.

Au, Lauren.

Abstract: Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for bone growth and development in children. In addition to its skeletal effects, vitamin D may also reduce risks for a variety of diseases that can affect children, including upper respiratory infections, autoimmune diseases, and cardiometabolic diseases. Most circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) comes from exposure to UVB rays in natural sunlight. ... read more

Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
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