Dr. Holick shares the risks for infants who are not receiving enough vitamin D.
Well, there is research to suggest that infants that are vitamin D deficient may put them at higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and maybe even common cancers. We also think that it may prevent them from maximizing their peak bone density and to achieve their peak height.
About Dr. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.:
Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., is the Professor of Medicine of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and performed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holick specializes in vitamin D, calcium, bone metabolism, photobiology of vitamin, and osteoporosis. Dr. Holick is also the recipient of the American Skin Associations Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and more.