A 42-year-old member asked:
why are dark skinned children more susceptible to rickets than fair skinned children?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Dark skinned people cannot make as much vitamin d from sun exposure, as light skin people can. Vitamin d is needed for calcium absorption and bone formation.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
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