Mom's Time in the Sun Affects Kids' Bones

Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, experts believe the more time pregnant mothers spend in the sunlight the more it improves bone growth in their offspring. Researchers studied 7,000 ten-year olds and found kids whose mothers spent time outside during sunny months tended to have stronger bones, attributing this to increased uptake of vitamin D derived from the sun’s ultraviolet rays; via Reuters.

Vitamin D is important, yet often overlooked. Lately, insufficient vitamin D has been linked to higher risk of multiple sclerosis, more c-sections and stunted growth. But good levels of vitamin D can make girls bigger and stronger and for men, lower the risk of prostate cancer.

In related news, scientists now recommend people quadruple their vitamin D levels in the winter. Now, Dr. Fuhrman’s Osteo–Sun supplement will help keep your vitamin D in check.

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