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Your Dog May Not Be Getting Enough Vitamin D

Your Dog May Not Be Getting Enough Vitamin D

Tufts study suggests too little vitamin D in most commercially prepared dog foods.

Large studies of human populations have suggested for some time that having adequate vitamin D concentrations in the body protects not just against rickets but also against all kinds of other diseases, notably a number of cancers, including breast cancer. Research has indicated, in fact, that women who live in southern climates in the US. are less prone to developing breast cancer than women who live up north.

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