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Pediatric Perspective

Rickets sheds light on how racial disparities happen

By Dr. Darshak Sanghavi
November 7, 2005

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(Correction: Because of a reporting error, the Pediatric Perspective column about the bone disease rickets in yesterday's Health/Science section mischaracterized how the body processes calcium. The hormone that activates the withdrawal of calcium from the bones comes from the parathyroid glands. Calcium is absorbed from food in the small intestine.) (Full article: 920 words)

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