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Doctors double vitamin D for children

By Leigh Hopper Oberholzer
Globe Correspondent / October 13, 2008

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The best-known example of vitamin D deficiency is rickets, a bone-softening disease that can result in bowed legs and fractures, but a burgeoning body of evidence links vitamin D deficiency with an array of serious ailments. New research shows it plays a role in certain cancers, autoimmune diseases, and even diabetes. (Full article: 776 words)

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