Carlson Laboratories Reacts to New Research Findings Suggesting 1 in 7 American Teenagers may be Vitamin D Deficient

A new study published in the March issue of the journal Pediatrics (Pediatrics March, 2009 Vol. 123 No.3 pp.797-803) finds that one in 7 American teenagers is vitamin D deficient. This extensive study looked at 3,577 teens aged 12-19 years old (51% were male). The researchers found that teens that were vitamin D deficient were more likely to have high blood pressure, high blood sugar and metabolic syndrome. Overall, African American teens were 20 times more likely to be vitamin D deficient than white teens, girls were more vitamin D deficient than boys, and obese teens were twice as likely to be vitamin D deficient than normal weight teens.

John Carlson, President of Carlson Laboratories commented, “Although research about the health benefits of vitamin D is continuing to grow, some people are still vitamin D deficient. This is saddening news, especially in the younger age group where vitamin D is used in strengthening bones. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised its recommendation for vitamin D supplementation stating that infants from birth onward receive 400 IU of supplemental vitamin D. Adults that are concerned about their children should considering supplementing with vitamin D.”

Carlson is proud to offer Ddrops, a liquid vitamin D3 supplement, concentrated into the cleanest purest form, which provides a tasteless 400 IU dose of vitamin D3 in each drop. There is no unpleasant taste or clumsy droppers. It is also available in 2000 IU or 4000 IU as well as softgels that are easily swallowed.

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