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why are dark skinned children more susceptible to rickets than fair skinned children?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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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