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Simply put, Vitamin-D is what the body needs to process and use Calcium. Vitamin-D deficiency can result in "Rickets" which is a disease characterized by improper mineralization of growing bones, which can cause skeletal deformities.

Calcium is also very important in healthy heart function, and Vitamin-D deficiency may lead to arrythmias and higher risk of death.

Vitamin-D Deficiency has also been shown to be associated with severe Asthma in children

Children who are chronically Vitamin-D deficient, run a higher risk of developing Type-II Diabetes.

Vitamin D is created naturally by the body in response to exposure to sunlight. It also occurs naturally in some foods, and many brands of milk are fortified with Vitamin-D.

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