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 Other studies have confirmed that a low level of calcium can lead to rickets. One team assessed the absorption of calcium in 15 Nigerian children with active rickets. They found that all 15 children had resolution or improvement of rickets after six months of treatment with calcium supplements. (({{pubmed>​long:​15531695}})) Other studies have confirmed that a low level of calcium can lead to rickets. One team assessed the absorption of calcium in 15 Nigerian children with active rickets. They found that all 15 children had resolution or improvement of rickets after six months of treatment with calcium supplements. (({{pubmed>​long:​15531695}}))
  
-This paper is acknowledged by the {{https://​www.ars.usda.gov/​research/​publications/​publication/?​seqNo115=169216|Children'​s Nutrition Research Center: Houston, TX}}+This paper is acknowledged by the  [[https://​www.ars.usda.gov/​research/​publications/​publication/?​seqNo115=169216|Children'​s Nutrition Research Center: Houston, TX]]
  
 <​blockquote>​**Interpretive Summary**: Rickets in toddlers is a large problem in parts of Africa, especially Nigeria. It is not due to vitamin D deficiency but is caused by not having enough calcium in the diet. We wanted to know whether there was a problem with absorbing calcium in children in Nigeria. We measured how much calcium was absorbed in a group of children with rickets and compared that with how much was absorbed by children that did not have rickets. We found that children with rickets were able to absorb calcium normally. This means that it is probably another factor in the diet or an overall lack of calcium that causes the rickets rather than an inability of some children to absorb the calcium that is in their diet. </​blockquote>​ <​blockquote>​**Interpretive Summary**: Rickets in toddlers is a large problem in parts of Africa, especially Nigeria. It is not due to vitamin D deficiency but is caused by not having enough calcium in the diet. We wanted to know whether there was a problem with absorbing calcium in children in Nigeria. We measured how much calcium was absorbed in a group of children with rickets and compared that with how much was absorbed by children that did not have rickets. We found that children with rickets were able to absorb calcium normally. This means that it is probably another factor in the diet or an overall lack of calcium that causes the rickets rather than an inability of some children to absorb the calcium that is in their diet. </​blockquote>​
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