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Child supplements 'mislead parents' over vitamin D: Study

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Health Desk--27th Feb, 2019: A new study suggests few children's multivitamins give the recommended daily vitamin D dose.

Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Southampton looked at 64 multivitamins and found only 25%-36% provided the correct dose of 400 IU.

The research was "highly concerning" and products were "misleading parents", the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said.  

They recommend checking the dosage on the labelling of supplements.

Vitamin D is important to prevent rickets in children, which affects bone growth and can lead to deformities.

Though the main source of vitamin D is sunshine but it is hard to get enough in the UK in autumn and winter seasons.

Courtesy: BBC Health