Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Washout summer could lead to rickets epidemic in children not exposed to regular sunlight needed to produce vitamin D

  • Regular sunlight is needed for production of vitamin D, which keeps growing bones healthy and strong

  • Ethnic minorities are more susceptible to rickets, because darker skin doesn't absorb vitamin D as efficiently in cooler climates

  • But warning of an epidemic applies to all races

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2168264/Washout-summer-lead-rickets-epidemic-children-exposed-regular-sunlight-needed-produce-vitamin-D.html#ixzz22FsA4GCs