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Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D to function well. Learn about the symptoms, who's at risk and how to get enough vitamin D.

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Vitamin D and your health

Vitamin D is very important for bone health. Learn about natural sources, supplements and health risks associated with too much or too little vitamin D.

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Sources high in vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and healthy bones and muscles. Most vitamin D comes from sunlight, but it's also found in some foods.

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Vitamin D test

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Australians, so your doctor may ask you to take a test as part of your general check up.

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Rickets

Rickets is a bone disease, usually a result of low vitamin D levels, that causes soft and weak bones. It occurs in children and, occasionally, teenagers.

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Healthy bones

From your 40s onwards, bones gradually lose their density. Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis.

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The 7 biggest sunscreen mistakes people make

Around 2.7 million Australians get sunburnt every weekend, according to the Cancer Council. Here are the biggest mistakes people make using sunscreen.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.

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Calcium

Calcium strengthens bones, helps prevent osteoporosis and more. Find out how much you need for your age and how to find good sources of calcium.

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Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies but if you have a balanced diet, most can be found in the foods we eat.

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