Overweight and obese children and teens are more likely to have low vitamin D levels than kids with healthy weights, a new study suggests.
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The study is published in Pediatrics.
Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Bone growth is high during childhood and adolescence. So it may be especially important to identify and treat vitamin D deficiency during that time, the researchers write.
Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to a variety of chronic conditions, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Type 1 diabetes
- Multiple sclerosis
Previous research suggests that obesity may put you at risk for vitamin D deficiency.
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SOURCE: WebMD Health News