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Should Canada be recommending vitamin D?

Toronto - Following the recommendation that people in the U.K. take vitamin D supplements, a pressure group in Canada has begun lobbying for the recommendations to be made by the Canadian government.

Op-Ed: Vitamin D in the news

Vitamin D has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons, but how do we make sense out of so many conflicting reports?

Rickets on the increase amongst British children

The increase of rickets amongst British children is an alarming trend. The disease was eradicated in Britain during Victorian times, but is reemerging due to a lack of exposure to sunlight.

Women could endanger their health by wearing burqas

Forget evening dresses and bikinis. The girls who participate in a ten-week-long beauty contest in Saudi-Arabia are disguised in black burqas. And the winner will be the woman with 'the greatest 'inner beauty'.

Muslim Hijab Dangerous to Women and Children

Britain's National Health Service is launching a campaign aimed at Muslim women whose body-covering traditional dress puts them and their young children at risk for health problems, including rickets, caused by a lack of vitamin D.

Rickets Still Plague Some Canadian Communities

Rickets a disease a disease that weakens the leg bones and stunts growth and that we often believe to be long gone or confined to poor underdeveloped countries is still a problem for some communities in Canada.
 

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