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Islam And The X Box Gives You Rickets

MEDIA scare story of the day is that middle-class children are suffering from rickets because mum and dad smother them in sunscreen. And not just any kind of rickets but the “17th century” version.

Says the Telegraph:

It is thought extensive use of sunscreen, children playing more time on computer games and TV rather than playing outside and a poor diet are to blame.

Thought? What about the science?

Professor Nicholas Clarke explains:

“The return of rickets in northern parts of the UK came as a surprise despite the colder climate and lower levels of sunshine in the north, but what has developed in Southampton is quite astonishing.”

Migrant workers from Norway moving into the area? This site declares:

Gamers get rickets

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Posted: 14th, November 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0