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Dan Newton poses in the lab

Race is known to be a significant risk factor in vitamin D deficiency. African American and Hispanic children are more likely to have insufficient levels of vitamin D than white children. Dr. Dan Newton says a vitamin D binding protein variant common in African Americans means that African American children are often vitamin D deficient, even if they're consuming the recommended amount of vitamin D.