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Vitamin D and rickets in children

Vitamin D and rickets in children

Children's health

Sarah Jean-Marie  BSc (Hons) RD PgDip
Senior Children's Centre Dietitian
Children's Centre at Tyssen
Barts and the London NHS Trust

Recent reports have suggested that rickets, previously considered to be a rare disease, is on the increase in the UK due to lack of exposure to sunlight. This article looks at the role of vitamin D in healthy development and how rickets can be avoided

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