Rickets comeback due to 'lack of sunshine exposure'
For years rickets was seen as a problem of poverty.BBC Hampshire: Rickets comeback due to 'lack of sunshine exposure'
Children growing up in Victorian slums suffered from bone deformities, such as bowed legs and curvature of the spine.
It was discovered to be caused by a lack of vitamin D - manufactured when the skin is exposed to sunlight.
The condition was thought to have been consigned to history in the 1940s - when it was added to everyday foods such as margarine and cereal.
However rickets is making a comeback.
'Sun cream caused vitamin D deficiency'
A 12-year-old girl with vitamin D deficiency has been told that her condition could have been caused by using strong sun cream.BBC News: 'Sun cream caused vitamin D deficiency'
Tyler Attrill used factor 50 cream which, according to her consultant, could have deprived her of the essential vitamin and caused the bone disease rickets.
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