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What are foods that contain vitamin D to help treat osteomalacia?

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If osteomalacia comes from not getting enough vitamin D, you can treat it by getting more of it in your diet. Foods with vitamin D include:

You also can get more vitamin D by spending time in the sun. But talk to your doctor about it, and be sure to wear sunscreen. Too much sun can boost your chance of skin cancer.

  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Fish (tuna, salmon, swordfish, sardines)
  • Liver
  • Milk
  • Orange juice (fortified with vitamin D)
  • Yogurt

From: What is Osteomalacia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Scientists Gain New Clues to Bone Mineralization.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Osteomalacia.”

Cedars Sinai Medical Center: “Osteomalacia.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Rickets, Vitamin D Deficiency.”

Mayo Clinic: “Osteomalacia.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia.”

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Scientists Gain New Clues to Bone Mineralization.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Osteomalacia.”

Cedars Sinai Medical Center: “Osteomalacia.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Rickets, Vitamin D Deficiency.”

Mayo Clinic: “Osteomalacia.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia.”

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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