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Can osteomalacia be prevented?

Osteomalacia caused by insufficient sunlight or vitamin D deficient diets can be prevented. To help prevent osteomalacia:

  • add a daily vitamin D supplement to your diet;
  • eat foods rich in vitamin D such as milk, egg yolks, sardines, salmon, and mackerel;
  • drink vitamin D fortified orange juice or consume fortified cereals and bread.

Depending on where you live, daily sun exposure is also a good way to prevent osteomalacia. Sun promotes vitamin D production in the body.

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