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What increases my risk of developing osteomalacia?

Lack of sunlight can increase your risk of developing osteomalacia because sunlight aids in vitamin D production in the body. A diet lacking in vitamin D-rich foods can also increase your risk. Low calcium and phosphate intake can also put you at risk. Certain diseases and surgeries that affect the stomach, kidney, liver, and small intestine can make you more prone to developing osteomalacia, too.

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