Stress fractures occur more frequently in young female athletes than in boys. Vitamin D plays an important role in keeping girls healthy and their bones strong. “Vitamin D may boost muscle performance and helps the immune system function as well,” said Julie Kerr, MD, with Akron Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine. “But the No. 1 benefit […]
It’s long been touted calcium, vitamin D and exercise are necessary to build strong bones. But, there’s rising concern children and teens aren’t getting what their bodies need to build a rock-solid skeletal structure for life.