Sunday, January 24, 2010

The return of rickets: Victorian disease on the rise due to poor diet and lack of exercise

By Jenny Hope
Last updated at 9:58 AM on 22nd January 2010

Modern children' s lifestyles are putting them at risk of developing rickets, doctors have warned.

The bone disease, which was the scourge of Victorian Britain, is making a comeback because poor diets and the decline in outdoor play have led to a vitamin D deficiency.

Factors such as more time spent inside playing on computers have reduced the amount of outdoor activity children get compared with previous generations. More here.

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Young victims: Rickets was the scourge of Victorian Britain

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