National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Rickets is the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb important nutrients. Vitamin D comes from sunlight and food. Your skin produces vitamin D in response to the sun's rays. Some foods also contain vitamin D, including fortified dairy products and cereals, and some kinds of fish. Your child might not get enough vitamin D if he or she
In addition to dietary rickets, children can get an inherited form of the disease.
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