At those annual doctor visits, your mind races between the work you're missing, how long until you must leave to make carpool on time, remembering to get the doctor's note for your child to return to school, getting the school forms signed -- it's a wonder you can even remember your child's name when you're asked. But at your next appointment, try to remember to ask an important question: is your daughter getting enough vitamin D?
It's true that your daughter won't likely need to worry about osteoporosis (bone density loss) for many years, if at all. You're probably still a few years away from serious concerns yourself. Even so, insufficient vitamin D can have a profound effect on growing girls.
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