Researchers find many kids aren't getting enough vitamin D - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/26/09

Researchers find many kids aren't getting enough vitamin D

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By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Many American children are not getting enough vitamin D, especially those in minority groups.

Researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston reviewed data from millions of children 11 and younger checking their vitamin D levels. They found six million children had levels below those recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and 24 million had levels below those recommended by other studies. 96% of African American and 86% of Hispanic children had low levels of vitamin D, according to measures used in studies of adults.

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