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Vitamins

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Vitamin B

Vitamins naturally occur in food and are needed in very small amounts for various bodily functions such as energy production and making red blood cells. There are 13 vitamins that our body needs, eight of which make up the B-group (or B-complex) vitamins.

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Vitamin D & vitamin D deficiency in kids | Raising Children Network

Vitamin D helps bones grow, develop and stay strong. Children get most of their vitamin D from sunlight as well as a small amount from some foods.

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Vitamin D - Lab Tests Online AU

Your doctor may request a vitamin D measurement as part of a general check-up because vitamin D deficiency appears to be very common in Australia

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Vitamins and nutrition in pregnancy

Information on pregnancy vitamins and minerals including iron, folate, iodine, zinc, vitamin D and C, supplements, plus links to trusted resources.

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Vitamins - common misconceptions

There are many misconceptions about vitamins and the health benefits they offer. Vitamins play an important role in keeping the body healthy. However, taking large doses of certain vitamins can actually be harmful. For most people, it is best to get the vitamins our bodies need from eating a variety of healthy, unprocessed foods rather than by taking supplements.

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Vitamin D Deficiency | myVMC

In Australia, about 50% of the population are deficient in vitamin D

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Inherited Vitamin D Disorders | myVMC

Inherited vitamin D disorders prevent the kidneys processing vitamin D and cause rickets, a skeletal condition affecting the bones of the skull and legs.

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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 - BluePages

Find out if Vitamin D is likely to help.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Water soluble vitamins

This topic is about vitamin C and the B group vitamins - the water soluble vitamins. You can find out about the fat soluble vitamins - A, D, E and K in the topic 'More about vitamins'.

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