As per reports, it has been revealed that Britons are found to be suffering from vitamin D deficiency. The government has revealed that 25% of the Britain population has been suffering from vitamin D deficiency.
Health experts as well as the government have suggested that people should take out time to come out in the sun. It is very important that people should get exposed to sun so that they can get the needed vitamin D boost.
Recently, the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers said that vitamin D deficiency has been faced by all, but there are specific groups, which are at a greater risk. Those groups are young children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and those over 65. In addition, health experts have recommended that these age groups should also take vitamin D supplements.
There are a lot many problems, which can happen due to vitamin D deficiency. Some of the many problems are rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults, muscle weakness, heart disease, and diabetes. In severe cases, it has been found to be the cause of bowel and breast cancer.
Experts said that 90% of the vitamin D that is made in a human body is made due to sunlight and rest of the vitamin D is being found in meat, offal, oily fish and eggs. The charity, Arthritis Research UK, said that they are the first organization, which has raised concerns about the rise in the number of people, who have been suffering from vitamin D deficiency.
“We see the effects of this in bone and muscle weakness, and disruption of the immune defences, which are contributing to falls, fractures, infections and many other life-threatening conditions”, said the charity.