5 health issues that can be caused due to vitamin D deficiency in children

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New Delhi: Nutritional deficiencies are on the rise all around the world with some of them being more prevalent than the others. In India, deficiencies like iron deficiency anaemia, vitamin D, C and A deficiency, and iodine deficiencies are the most common. Nutritional deficiencies can adversely affect our health. In older adults, deficiency of micronutrients has been recently found to cause frailty.

Vitamin D deficiency has been found prevalent among 50-90% people of all age groups in the country. Vitamin D deficiency can increase the skin of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and also affect skeletal health. Vitamin D is mainly obtained from sunlight and food sources are mostly animal-based. Plant-based food like grains and vegetables are a poor source of vitamin D.

A new study has shown that vitamin D deficiency among kids can make them more aggressive. Apart from behavioural issues, here is how vitamin D deficiency can affect your child. Watch below!

Including these foods in your child’s diet and exposing them to healthy amounts of sunlight can help reduce the deficiency and the risk of these diseases and health problems.

  • Fatty fish like salmon
  • Dairy products
  • Cheese
  • Egg yolks
  • Forfeited orange juice

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