Call for a national strategy to educate the public about vitamin D deficiency and halt the rise in bone breakages, following 10-year study by MPsA national campaign to improve British bone health should be set up as soon as possible, a group of MPs will urge. A report by the all-party parliamentary osteoporosis group (Appog) will warn that the spread of unhealthy diets and a general decline in drinking milk, consuming other dairy products and eating fresh fish has left an increasing number of people suffering from vitamin D deficiency.Without sufficient vitamin D – which is also produced in the skin by exposure to sunlight – bone growth is affected and conditions such as osteoporosis, in which bones become increasingly porous, become common. This can result in more bone breakages and fractures. According to Appog, the number of British men admitted to hospital for a hip fracture rose by 77%...
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