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    Osteomalacia Vitamin D is a key player in calcium absorption, and deficiency can lead to decreased calcium absorption, which can, in turn, cause bone diseases such as rickets or osteomalacia. (Nair, 2010, para. 4) Osteomalacia refers to a softening of bones that are often caused by a vitamin D deficiency which make bones more susceptible to bowing and fracturing. Osteomalacia is not the same as osteoporosis, osteomalacia results from a defect in the bone-building process, while osteoporosis…

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    equator. An explanation for this is that sunlight is rich in Vitamin D and there is more sunlight near the equator, compared to areas further away from the equator. This research implies that lack of Vitamin D may be responsible for the onset of MS. If a person is deficient in Vitamin D, they may have a greater chance of getting this disease. A key area of interest in patients with MS is whether or not additional doses of Vitamin D supplements will help alleviate some of the symptoms, which…

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    Rickets Research Paper

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    affect children all around the world. During the 1940s, rickets was nearly eradicated because doctors found that the cause of rickets was vitamin D deficiency. Between 1896 and 2000 less than one third of children that…

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    occurred by selection because of the decreased UVR to promote synthesis of vitamin D. The synthesis of the pre vitamin D3 occurs through photosynthesis. Darkly pigmented skin slows the process of vitamin D3 production. Depigmentation evolved to allow vitamin D3 synthesis outside tropical regions away from the equator. Depigmentation is the lightening of the skin to permit higher synthesis of vitamin D3. There is a requirement of vitamin D3 in low UVB environments that requires a need for UVB…

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    from a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. These nutrients are important for the development of strong, healthy bones. Most people with rickets will have stunted growth, soft or weak bones, and, in severe cases, skeletal deformities, such as an oddly shaped skull, bow legs, or legs that bow out, bumps in the ribcage, a protruding breastbone, a curved spine, or pelvic deformities. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphate from your intestines. You can get vitamin D from…

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    Nutritional rickets may also be referred to as; Rickets or Vitamin-D Deficiency Rickets. The condition is common in young children especially those with dark pigment. Due to the fact they are still growing and are not receiving enough milk (calcium), or follow a certain diet that does not give them the sufficient vitamins to help their bones develop (“Rickets”). Those who are vegan are at greater risk to develop rickets because their diet…

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    Sun Burn Benefits

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    time by not overdoing it by getting a sun burn because getting a sun burn can be very painful. That is when people need to take it into account for them not to over expose themselves with the Sun but still get some enough for the body to have that Vitamin…

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    The function of vitamin D is that it helps the body to absorb calcium, which forms and maintains strong bones. The function of vitamin K is absolutely essential to building strong bones. The function of Phosphorus is in the formation of bones and teeth. The function of Magnesium is that it helps bones remain strong. The function…

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    Nutrition Minerals and vitamins are essential for the regular functioning of mostly all metabolic processes in ruminants. Dietary deficits or extremes of certain minerals and vitamins can influence in major financial losses in animal productivity. Several guidelines have been published by national organizations that recommend variable amounts of vitamin D intake.61 The reference values (Dietary Reference Intakes) for vitamin D were established in 1997; however, novel reference values were…

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    Osteoporosis Case Studies

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    adequate intake of dietary calcium: calcium plays a vital role in bone maintenance and restoration. Supplementing Vitamin D intake: Vitamin D assists with calcium absorption and is integral in maintaining bone density. Vitamin D is found only in small amounts in certain food, so vitamin D supplements are often necessary. Regular time in the sun can contribute to healthy levels of vitamin D. Ensuring regular exercise: Regular physical activity plays an important role in maintaining or improving…

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