Minority kids more likely vitamin D deficient

March 29, 2010 2:29:43 PM PDT
Children from low income and minority families are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency, according to researchers.

A lack of vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, is common around the world.

In the US, three-fourths of poor African-American and Hispanic children had less than ideal vitamin D levels and do not take supplements.

Vitamin D is essential for bone growth, and a lack of it can lead to a series of health problems.

Milk is fortified with vitamin D, and it is naturally found in fish like salmon.