Thursday 13 December 2018

Vitamin D worry for youngsters

Pre-school children in the UK could be given free vitamins due health problems triggered by a lack of direct sunlight.

Under-fours may be handed vitamin D supplements amid government concerns over the return of rickets, a disease common during Victorian times but virtually eradicated during the Second World War.

About 10 million people across England may be low on the vitamin, which also risks leaving them prone to weak bones and tenderness.

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