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Scotsman.com News - International - Health crisis as Australians now avoid sun so much that they are lacking vitamin D

IT IS one of the sunniest countries in the world. But Australia may have gone too far with its "sun safe" messages - causing a major vitamin D deficiency among the population.

Experts said as many as 70 per cent of Australians may have insufficient levels of vitamin D, which is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

They believe the cause could be too much sun-avoidance in a bid to ward off skin cancer


And if they aren't going down with rickets then they are weakening their bones so they will be more at risk from osteoporosis. If you watch the yummy mummies slapping protection on Tabitha and Tarquin before they are allowed out, and they are only allowed out under close supervision, then I guessed that Fulham is the UK's capital for rickets. Except it isn't - that title goes the neigbourhoods were the girls are wrapped up in dark jilbabs for the whole of their lives.

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Look on the bright side Englishman. If we're all suffering from osteoporosis and ricketts then your cricket team might actually win a match against us (in 10 - 20 years)

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