Health news today: Are your kids obese or high weight? know more about vitamin D

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Kids suffering from obese from childhood not endured by parents. With vitamin D supplements can lose weight and prevent them from other dangerous diseases.

According to a study, findings indicate that simple vitamin D supplementation may be part of an effective strategy. To tackle childhood obesity and reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, in adulthood.

The study reported that children given supplements had significantly lower body mass index, body fat and improved cholesterol levels after 12 months of supplementation.

30-80% of urban toddlers are low in vitamin D

70% of children and adolescents are not getting enough vitamin.  More than one third of children taking a vitamin supplement still did not receive vitamin D and calcium. A normal kid needs 200 micro grams per day.

To get vitamin D a day through diet alone, you would need to consume glasses of milk, 3 eggs. Calcium helps build strong bones as a child grows. Good sources include milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, and calcium-fortified orange juice. Vitamins are generally chewed regarded as safe for children over the age of three who are able to chew hard foods and candy.

“These findings suggest that simple vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk of overweight and obese children developing serious heart and metabolic complications in later life,” said lead researcher Professor Evangelia Charmandari, of the University of Athens Medical School.

Your child needs sunlight on her skin for her body to make vitamin. She gets about 80% of her vitamin D this way. It’s recommended that breastfed babies with at least one other risk factor for low vitamin. Take vitamin supplement of 400 10 micro grams a day. It’s a good idea to talk with your GP if you think your baby is at risk of vitamin deficiency.

Before starting your child on supplements or vitamins, always consult with your pediatrician.