Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fact of the Day: Milk and Rickets

One of the reasons why Vitamin D was added to milk (and stays today) was because of the bone disease rickets which is caused by the lack of Vitamin D. 

12 comments:

  1. I remember as a young child that my parents and grandparents were concerned about rickets, consequently I had to take cod liver oil. Yuck! I'm not sure when vitamin D started being added to milk, but I had to have cod liver oil right through grade 6. Vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases were much more prevalent in the 50s.

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  2. That is a very interesting fact
    xx

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  3. Rickets is such a terrible malformation.

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  4. It's also often added to soy milk!

    -Kati

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  5. Oh wow! This is really interesting. You always share the coolest facts.

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  6. Blah, can't stand milk. But get vitimin D at my sea.

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  7. The correct daily amount of Vit D is important.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I've never been a fan of milk and only drink it sparingly in a cup of cereal.

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  9. I avoid milk when possible, but do take Vitamin D supplements.

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