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What vitamins does a stick-thin young girl need?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics

In brief: Everyone needs D

Beyond that, it depends on the individual's diet.
If she is thin, but not underweight (medically underweight, not just "i don't like it when she looks so skinny"), and she eats a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, then she's fine and doesn't need anything more.

In brief: Everyone needs D

Beyond that, it depends on the individual's diet.
If she is thin, but not underweight (medically underweight, not just "i don't like it when she looks so skinny"), and she eats a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, then she's fine and doesn't need anything more.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Thin girl; vitamins?

Generally, a healthful diet including lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, plenty of colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains should be adequate, but a good multivitamin (including iron if your menstruating) like centrum et al won't hurt.
See your fp about basic tests to rule out overactive thyroid, type 1 diabetes, or other metabolic causes for your thinness. Don't smoke.

In brief: Thin girl; vitamins?

Generally, a healthful diet including lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, plenty of colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains should be adequate, but a good multivitamin (including iron if your menstruating) like centrum et al won't hurt.
See your fp about basic tests to rule out overactive thyroid, type 1 diabetes, or other metabolic causes for your thinness. Don't smoke.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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