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Vitamin D deficiency

Summary of Vitamin D deficiency
Hypovitaminosis D is a deficiency of vitamin D. It can result from inadequate nutritional intake of vitamin D and or inadequate sunlight exposure, disorders limiting vitamin D absorption, and conditions impairing vitamin D conversion into active metabolites, including certain liver, kidney, and hereditary disorders. Deficiency impairs bone mineralization, leading to bone softening diseases as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. Emerging evidence suggests vitamin D plays a role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Vitamin D deficiency would cause rickets in kids and in adults

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