Vitamin D campaign

December 18, 2012

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps build healthy, strong bones.

But children’s doctors are warning that a quarter of children are affected by a vitamin D deficiency.

Research suggests that low levels of vitamin D is resulting in in higher numbers of diabetes, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis and rickets –  a bone disease uncommon in the UK since the 19th century.

A Medicines for Children’s partner, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has started a campaign to tackle this issue.

More information about the campaign