Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among overweight, obese youth

12/25/2012 | WebMD

Overweight, obese and severely obese children and teens were more likely than their healthy-weight peers to have low vitamin D levels, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers examining data from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey also found that Latino and black children were more likely than their white counterparts to have low vitamin D levels, suggesting the need for targeted screening.

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