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Vitamin D Saves Malnourished Children

vitamin d saves malnourished children

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  • Vitamin D has been studied extensively and found to be effective for preventing and treating acute respiratory infections like colds and flu, but it’s also crucial for bone and muscle health
  • Millions of children worldwide suffer from malnourishment, but a new study shows that high doses of vitamin D supplementation can help them to gain weight and develop muscle, bone health and a healthy immune system
  • Vitamin D deficiency is a muscle wasting disease, but malnourished children, even when given a basic “high-energy food paste,” are still getting less than they need for proper development
  • Clinical evidence shows that vitamin D deficiency was already on an upward trajectory in the U.S. when analyzed between 1988 to 1994 and 2001 to 2004; the analysis revealed that 77 percent of U.S. adults are deficient, and deficiency levels had doubled between the two study periods

By Dr. Mercola

Millions of children around the world suffer from malnourishment. While the worst problems are in Asia and Africa, "severe acute malnutrition" is the most extreme and very obvious when you see the physical toll it takes.


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