This article is about rickets in children can make it look like the child is suffering from child abuse due to damaged bones. Rickets is caused be a severe vitamin d deficiency, and in these cases, its the mothers deficiency. It doesn't have numbers so don't know how widespread. http://articles.merc...le-rickets.aspx
But the interesting thing mentioned in the article is that vitamin D is needed for muscle strength and a deficiency can lead to acid reflux, constipation and more. Also, avoid calcium carbonat supplements & antacids like Tums.
"Another important point is that acid reflux is actually a sign of vitamin D deficiency. Your upper GI tract, from your pharynx to the lower third of your esophagus, is skeletal muscle. Vitamin D is important for muscle strength. The medical literature Dr. Ayoub reviewed revealed that dyspepsia, bloating, constipation, and reflux symptoms are all quite common among those with vitamin D deficiency because of reduced esophageal motility and sphincter dysfunction."
I was sitting in one of my mom's classes to help her (she's a public school k-5 art teacher), and I couldn't help but notice that the behavior of the children indicated pellagra as well as D-deficiency. The children ALL have rampant tooth decay, are very aggressive and can't focus. They're eating a diet of refined flour, vegetable oil and HFCS. My dad said when he was a kid there was a nurse that gave vitamin shots to kids who were deficient, and of course the school lunches were better. Now the kids are medicated and ignored until they enter the prison system around age 15-16.
There is a war on the poor and it starts at birth.