Health Tip: Factors That Increase Risk of
(HealthDay News) -- Rickets, a Victorian-era disease marked by
weak, deformed bones and caused by a deficiency in calcium,
phosphorus or vitamin D, has made a comeback in recent years.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons cites these risk
factors for rickets in children:
- Insufficient calcium in the diet.
- Insufficient exposure to sunlight.
- Dark skin.
- A poor diet.
- Lactose intolerance.
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