|Infants and toddlers should take vitamin D supplements in order to prevent rickets, doctors have advised.
Latest research shows that four in ten infants have low levels
of vitamin D, while 12 per cent have a deficiency which could result in the bone-weakening disease.
A third of the infants who had the deficiency showed evidence of bone mineral loss.
Breastfed babies who did not take vitamin D and toddlers who drank less milk were at a higher risk of developing the deficiency.
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