TV and computer games cited for resurgence of rickets

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

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.

Full story: TV and computer games blamed for return of rickets – Times Online