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Vitamin D is important for keeping bones strong and preventing the bone disease osteoporosis.

Vitamin D helps your intestines absorb calcium from the food you eat. Getting enough of both nutrients is an important part of making sure your bones are dense and strong.

From: Vitamin D for Osteoporosis WebMD Medical Reference

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News release, Institute of Medicine.

Vitamin D Council: “How do I get the vitamin D my body needs?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 25, 2018

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News release, Institute of Medicine.

Vitamin D Council: “How do I get the vitamin D my body needs?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 25, 2018

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