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Vitamin D

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Vitamin D and vitamin D deficiency | Raising Children Network

Vitamin D helps bones grow, develop and stay strong. If youre worried you or your children have a vitamin D deficiency, read this article for what to do.

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Vitamin D - BluePages

Find out if Vitamin D is likely to help.

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Vitamin D in pregnancy, infancy, childhood and adolescence

Building strong, healthy bones early in life is the best way to protect yourself from osteoporosis as you get older. Vitamin D has a crucial role in this process. This factsheet is about the importance of vitamin D in pregnancy and early life, the ways in which you can ensure that you, your baby or your child get enough vitamin D, and what to do if you think you or your child is at risk of vitamin D deficiency.

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Vitamin D | Osteoporosis Australia

For most Australians, the main source of vitamin D is from exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is produced when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) light from the sun. The amount of sun exposure required to produce adequate levels of vitamin D is relatively low.

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Vitamin D - Cancer Council Australia

What is vitamin D? How much sun do we need to maintain our vitamin D levels? Find information on vitamin D, including vitamin D deficiency.

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Vitamin D - SunSmart

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is both the major cause of skin cancer and the best natural source for the body to produce vitamin D.

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Vitamin D - Lab Tests Online AU

To check for vitamin D deficiency or to investigate a problem related to bone metabolism, mineral levels in the blood or parathyroid function.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Vitamin D

may also give you protection against developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Vitamin D and pregnancy

may also give you protection against developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer

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Resources | Osteoporosis Australia

Factsheets oncalcium, exercise, vitamin D, medicine now availableinArabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese

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