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Nutritional Rickets associated with vitamin D levels less than 19 or perhaps 26 ng – April 2021

Nutritional rickets: calcium or vitamin D deficiency? – Editorial

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nqab121, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab121
Roger Bouillon

Sempos et al. (1) in the present issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition studied the interaction between vitamin D status [defined by serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH)D] and calcium intake in Nigerian children with rickets. They observed that a serum concentration of 25(OH)D below 47.5 (possibly even 65) nmol/l was associated with an increased risk of rickets in children with a very low calcium intake (about 200 mg/d). Indeed, the calcium intake of the ricketic children was similar to that of healthy controls, whereas serum 25(OH)D strongly discriminated between both groups. This 25(OH)D threshold is much higher than the one [25–30 nmol/L (2–4...


See also VitaminDWiki

There is a lot of discussion as to how much Vitamin D is needed to treat each health problem

derived from Grassroots 2013

Overview of Rickets and vitamin D contains the following summary

Rate of rickets is usually < 0.1% of births, unless dark skin or breastfed
Rate of rickets has greatly increased with the drop in vitamin D levels during the past 40 years
400 IU can prevent/treat most rickets Turkey gave vitamin D to EVERY child and eliminated Rickets
A low serum level of vitamin D does not indicate rickets
Sometimes rickets is also associated with a poor vitamin D receptor
Giving enough Vitamin D to the mother PREVENTS Rickets
Rate of rickets in some countries varies from 10% to 70% (typically poor health overall)
Rickets has been more than doubling in many countries
Rickets is strongly associated with severe breathing problems (weak ribs)
Bowed legs is not the primary indication of rickets (3 other indications of rickets are seen more often)
Vitamin D and Rickets consensus took 80 years

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