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Anaemia and Vitamin D

Monday, June 27th, 2011

A recently completed study by Johns Hopkins University has found a link between low levels of Vitamin D and anaemia in children.

 

Anaemia occurs when the body has too few oxygen carrying red blood cells. Mild anaemia symptoms include fatigue, lightheadedness and low energy. Severe and prolonged anaemia can damage organs through oxygen deprivation.

 

The study looked at 9400 children between the ages of 2 and 18. The lower the vitamin D levels, the lower the hemoglobin and the higher the risk for anemia, the researchers found.

 

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