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What are worst effects of a vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
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In brief: Rickets

In children severe vitamin d deficiency can cause impaired growth, bowing of lower extremities, bone and muscle pain.
In adults it may contribute to developing osteoporosis. Muscle weakness may occur. More controversial is a deleterious effect on diabetes, various cancers, infections and a variety of other problems.

In brief: Rickets

In children severe vitamin d deficiency can cause impaired growth, bowing of lower extremities, bone and muscle pain.
In adults it may contribute to developing osteoporosis. Muscle weakness may occur. More controversial is a deleterious effect on diabetes, various cancers, infections and a variety of other problems.
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