Lack of Vitamin D Stunts Growth, Causes Weight-Gain
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is important. Not getting enough can cause depression and rickets. And now, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has determined lack of vitamin D inhibits growth and leads to weight-gain in young girls. The shocking part is, scientists studied children living in sunny areas of California, which probably suggests kids aren't getting out enough; EurekAlert reports.