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Are there any kids with rickets in the U.S. nowadays?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Rickets requires a deficiency of vitamin D to extremely low levels.
The usual RDA of 400 u per is designed to totally prevent this condition and vit D is usually added to milk. I imagine there are a few kids somewhere in the USA with extreme diets (enforced by well meaning parents) or with severe malabsorption problems who might have the condition. But I have not heard of them yet.

In brief: Hard to find

Rickets requires a deficiency of vitamin D to extremely low levels.
The usual RDA of 400 u per is designed to totally prevent this condition and vit D is usually added to milk. I imagine there are a few kids somewhere in the USA with extreme diets (enforced by well meaning parents) or with severe malabsorption problems who might have the condition. But I have not heard of them yet.
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