Double up on vitamin D

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American Academy of Pediatrics’ report now calls for 400 units of vitamin D daily — twice the previous recommendation.

Many American children are not getting enough vitamin D, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and it’s putting them at greater risk for broken bones.

The report now recommends that children consume 400 units of vitamin D daily. Children who may need to take a daily vitamin D supplement include:

  • Breast-fed infants.
  • Infants consuming less than 4 cups of vitamin D-fortified infant formula per day.
  • Children and teenagers who drink less than 4 cups of vitamin D-fortified milk per day or who do not receive 400 units of vitamin D through foods.

For more from CBS Newsclick here. To view the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations, click here.

Source: CBS News



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