Friday, January 22, 2010

Rickets returns-blame the computer

The latest scare story about computers in the Times this morning claims that they are bringing about a return of rickets.

According to the paper

Scientists say that rickets is becoming “disturbingly common” among British children. The disease is caused by chronic vitamin D deficiencies, which can be triggered by long periods out of natural sunlight and a poor diet.
and the

many hours children spend indoors playing computer games or watching television may be to blame for a resurgence of rickets.

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