Hidden Hunger – Part 5

UK Wartime Rationing (1940-1954) prescribed: Very little meat, fat, eggs or sugar 2 ounces (50g) of butter per week One egg per fortnight The ‘National Loaf’ – wholegrain Home-grown vegetables – ‘Dig For Victory’ An apple a day keeps the doctor away Children were allocated milk, cod-liver oil and orange…

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An Epidemic of Rickets

Channel 4 News recently reported an alarming increase in the prevalence of rickets in the UK. They correctly pointed out that this bone disease of children is due to a deficiency of Vitamin D, and that it is more common in black and Asian communities. Why is this? Unlike other…

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