FAQ
Log In
Friday 20th April 2018
News
 › 
 › 

Ministers warn of rickets rise

2nd January 2008

The government has warned that more children in the UK are being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to rickets.

"Dozens of cases" of rickets have been reported. Rickets is a disorder of the bones which was believed to have been "wiped out" in the 1950s. However, new research shows that  seven and eight children per 100,000 are believed to be deficient in vitamin D.

The government says pregnant women and mothers who breastfeed should take more vitamin D in the winter as a preventative measure against their child developing the disease.

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Ministers warn of rickets rise
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5190
Date Added: 2nd Jan 2008

Sources

Press Watch

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK

Actions

Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles

Tags

M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2018