The new study confirmed the importance for the development of strong bones of a vitamin D supplement of 400 IU/day during a baby’s first year.
Less Body Fat For Toddlers Taking Vitamin D
|02/05/2016 14:52 GMT
A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.
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