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- Website: UpToDate - patient information
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Not enough vitamin D in your diet, not enough exposure to the sun, and certain medical conditions can lead to vitamin D deficiency. This can be treated with supplements - side effects are not common.
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sun, kidney , liver , familial , sunlight, minerals, blood calcium, fall, bone density, fish, milk
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Rated on: 3/23/2016 2:17:02 PM
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