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:

Margaret D said...

Interesting indeed.

Fundy Blue said...

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.

Sakuranko said...

That is a very interesting fact
xx

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Rickets is such a terrible malformation.

Kati said...

It's also often added to soy milk!

-Kati

Christine said...

Interesting!

Jen said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

The correct daily amount of Vit D is important.

All the best Jan

stephen Hayes said...

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

Martha said...

Interesting fact

Theresa Mahoney said...

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