Nov 30, 2010

Rickets Returns

More than 20% of children tested for bone problems by an orthopedic surgeon in Southampton, England showed signs of rickets. This is a disease which causes bowed legs as well stunted growth and comes from too little vitamin D, basically too little sunlight. The reason this is happening is because dermatologists have made us so afraid of the sun and because children are just sitting inside all day playing on the internet. The doctor in the piece said that his results were "very reminiscent of 17th Century England".