Vitamin D - further information
Vitamin D is essential to the growth and strength of our bones. This particularly important for children when their bones are developing. Children deficient in vitamin D can develop rickets, a bone disease which results in bow legs and shortened stature.
Also, vitamin D can help to maintain a healthy immune system. There is some evidence that a lack of vitamin D may play a part in a number of serious conditions such as cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, MS and arthritis.